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A general name for the Valar, and the literal meaning of that Elvish name. The term is sometimes used in a more general sense to include Melkor, who originated as the most powerful of the Ainur, but became a Dark Lord in opposition to the other Powers.

For a detailed list of the seven Powers, see the entries for Valar and Powers of Arda.

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