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Old 12-05-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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Sting What is Sauron?

I know, this sounds really, really stupid, but what exactly is Sauron? I`ve what he was, but forgot. (and I call myself an LotR expert! [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] ) Please help! Thanks a bunch! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 12-05-2003, 05:24 PM   #2
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Besides a big red eye? [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

Actually, I beleive he is one of the demi-god things (you'll have to forgive me, it's been a while). Not the Valar, the bad ones. I dunno, someone help me out here. [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 12-05-2003, 05:33 PM   #3
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"'The Abhorred' (in Sindarin called Gorthaur); greatest of the servants of Melkor, in his origin a Maia of Aulė.'The Abhorred' (in Sindarin called Gorthaur); greatest of the servants of Melkor, in his origin a Maia of Aulė." (Silmarillion, Index)

Read the books or check the Encyclopedia of Arda ( http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/ ) for more information.
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Old 12-06-2003, 11:27 PM   #4
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To my best knowing Sauron is just another evil Maia like the Balrog. A servant of Morgoth and a demi-god to the valar.
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Old 12-07-2003, 07:35 AM   #5
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I think Sharkś hit the nail on the head there. He was a Maia of the Vala whom Melkor(Morgoth) currupted to his evil will. If my memory severs he was a fire spirt, which would explain the eye but i could be wrong on this.
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Old 12-07-2003, 10:38 AM   #6
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Yeah, Sharkū hit the nail.
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Old 12-08-2003, 01:53 AM   #7
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If my memory severs he was a fire spirt, which would explain the eye but i could be wrong on this.
Hmm...i always thought the Red Eye of Sauron was a symbol in where Sauron was able to keep watch over the lands of Middle-earth...
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Old 12-08-2003, 03:46 AM   #8
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Hmm...i always thought the Red Eye of Sauron was a symbol in where Sauron was able to keep watch over the lands of Middle-earth...
Yeah, that's exactly what the Eye is.
Sauron could take on a lot of different shapes like all the Ainur, but the Eye is not one of those, it is meant to be a symbol.
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:34 AM   #9
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Oh now i see, the all seeing eye. Just like the way Melkor could see everything(well almost) The S man is making the same gesture
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:11 AM   #10
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(going to the original question)

Sauron is a maia spirit (or something like that)
in that book about that other ring


i probably was no help, but what can I say???
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:20 AM   #11
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"'The Abhorred' (in Sindarin called Gorthaur); greatest of the servants of Melkor, in his origin a Maia of Aulė.'The Abhorred' (in Sindarin called Gorthaur); greatest of the servants of Melkor, in his origin a Maia of Aulė." (Silmarillion, Index)
Eol, the initial question of the post was already addressed and answered in its fullness by other members. There was no need to add to this thread.
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:51 PM   #12
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Arwen I want you to know that when you ask something it is never stupid. THRE ARE NO STUPID QUSTIONS!
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