"Gandalf is like an exasperated school teacher on a field trip"
"Gandalf is like the guy you knew in college who knew everyone else. Gandalf is like the guy you knew in college who could get things done. "
"Gandalf is like the judge and prophet Samuel, who guides the affairs of God, judges, kings, and others. He knows how it all needs to turn out in the end, and he proceeds to set in place the pieces to accomplish the desired end."
"Gandalf is like the light after a long dark tunnel and whenever you're depressed you just saw this scene and it will cheer you up."
"Gandalf is like a prophet who is on a mission he understands to be from a higher power and is driven by the good."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.