I was just wondering if anyone could answere a question I have been pondering: In the LOTR, Gandalf fights the Balrog, but he dies doing so. Gandalf is one of the Mair, which would be some of the more powerful beings of middle earth, but nontheless, he was killed in defeating the Balrog. But in the Sil. It talks of Glorfindel fighting several Balrogs, and killing them, even though he also died. I was just wondering if anyone had any idea how it was possible for an elf to fight a balrog if a mair could not do it without dying. Or I might be completely wrong, if that is the case, please correct whatever part of this I am screwed up on.