The 5 Wizards of middle-earth
The Wizards (also known as the Istari) were five Maiar. The maiar were spirits that descended into Arda (world or earth) to help the Valar first shape the World. They were embodied as old Men to aid the Free Peoples against the threat of Sauron.
The Maiar is associated with one or more particular Vala (the Powers of Arda who shaped and rule the world) and were beside less powerful of similar stock. Maiar, do not display themselves in a fixed form, but can freely change their form and therforth be named differently.
The five Maiar sent to middle-earth were
- Alatar (Morinehtar), one of the blue Wizards
- Aiwendil (Radagast), the brown
- Curumo (Saruman), the white, later of Many Colors
- Olórin (Gandalf), the gray, later the white
- Pallando (Rómestámo), one of the blue Wizards