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Dates
Came to Middle-earth c. III 1000. Saruman was slain in III 3019 and Gandalf left Middle-earth in III 3021; the fates of the other Istari are unknown
Race
Division
Pronunciation
i'stari
Meaning
'Those who know'
Other Names
Titles
Istari is a plural term; the singular form (equivalent to 'wizard') is istar

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  • Updated 29 March 1998
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Istari

The Wizards

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The order of Wizards, the Maiar who came to Middle-earth after the first millennium of the Third Age. There were five of these who came to the northwestern regions: Saruman, Gandalf, Radagast, Alatar and Pallando.

For a list of the known members of the Istari, see the entry for Wizards.


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