Being of divine form and possessing great power, the Maiar could wander the world unseen or shape themselves in fashion of elves and other creatures. When wearing a mortal guise, their bodies could be killed but their spirit would live on.
Maiar (Singular: Maia):
Servants and helpers to the Valar. Each of the Maiar were associated with one or more of the Valar.
Eonwe - Ilmare - Osse - Salmar - Sauron - Melizn - Arien - Tilion - Gothmog - Curumo (Saruman) - Olorin (Gandalf) - Aiwendil (Radagast) - Alatar and Pallando - Durin's Bane
Of the Maiar:
Of the same order as the Valar, but of less degree
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- People of the valar, their servants and helpers
- Seldom in visible form to elves and men
- Chief of them are the Ilmare, the handmaid of the Varda and Eonwe, the banner-bearer and the herold of Manwe