Originally Posted by Taco John
Well, so far, I've gathered that Melkor is essentially the metaphor for the devil... Just got through the first chapter...
That first part about the gods was a bit ethereal to me. I kinda skipped past it. Melkor was very similar to Satan. Manwe would be very similar to Gabriel or Michael (probably Michael). Not really gods, but angels/demons. Sauron was but his lietenant.
Say, does anyone know the names of the other Istari not mentioned by name in LoTR? Gandalf, Saruman and Radagast were the only three names I ever heard but there were two others and of all the books related I have never been able to find their names. What the hell were these two wizards doing all this time?