Why Gandalf was called ‘Mithrandir’ in the The Lord of the Rings?
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He’s originally a Maia, an elf of Middle Earth. These beings were in many cases called mith or mitthya, which means “clever” or “cunning”. Gandalf was just his Sindarin equivalent and the words mean essentially the same thing.
Mithrandir is also translated as “The Grey Pilgrim”, which would come to be a fitting name for him considering that he serves as shepherding light for his companions through their journeys from darkness into light.