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What's the difference between the “spiritual” beings in Tolkien's universe?

I'm looking for a brief synopsis of the Maiar, Valar, Ainur, and whatever Eru Ilúvatar is, and what the distinguishing characteristics of each group are. The specific information I am looking for is ...
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Tolkien's Hierarchy of Creation Cheat Sheet

So I have recently come upon this link which I have found to be very informative and was wondering how accurate it is.
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Does Tom Bombadil give names to the ponies, or does he just know their true names?

In the "Fog on the Barrow Downs" chapter of The Lord of the Rings, Tom Bombadil retrieves Merry's five ponies, which had scattered whilst the hobbits were in the barrow. He calls them each by name. ...
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How many Maiar are there?

Iluvitar made 2 classes of spirit beings to sing the songs of creation. The higher class (more powerful) are the Valar who are 15 in number, the lower class (less powerful) are the Maiar. I can find ...

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