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Durin is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's universe, Middle-earth. Tolkien took Durin's name, like most of the dwarf names in his work, from Norse mythology. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English philologist, writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ...

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Durin the Deathless (Ages of Stars)

In Tolkien's mythology, King Durin I of Khazad-dûm, better known as Durin the Deathless, was the eldest of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves, first created by Aulë the Vala. Durin was set to sleep alone beneath the mountains of Middle-earth until after the Elves were born. The name Durin, like other names of Tolkien's Dwarves, was taken from old Norse: this was later explained by the translation fiction: because Westron was translated with English, the language of Dale was translated with Old Norse. The Dwarvish names were in Dalish, which therefore was translated in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with old Norse. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Moria, was an ominous name given to what had once been an enormous underground city in Middle-earth, comprising a vast network of tunnels, mines and huge halls or mansions, that ran under and ultimately through the Misty Mountains. ... In the Norse Mythology and in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves were the first of their race. ... Aulë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens mythology, the Valar (singular Vala) are the Powers of Arda, or direct representatives of Eru Ilúvatar (God). ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Celeborn (portrayed by Marton Csokas), an Elf in Peter Jacksons adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dwarves are beings of short stature who all possess beards and are often friendly with Hobbits, although long suspicious of Elves. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, the Westron or Common Speech is the closest thing to a universal language, at least at the time during which The Lord of the Rings is set. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Dale is a town in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... The Hobbit is a fantasy novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien in the tradition of the fairy tale. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by the British academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


According to the Dwarves Durin awoke during one of the Ages of Stars at Mount Gundabad in the north of the Misty Mountains, which remained a sacred place to them ever after. Upon his awakening, he travelled great lengths to the places where the other Fathers of the Dwarves had awoken, before eventually arriving at the Mirrormere, a lake high up in the Misty Mountains that was thenceforth known to the Dwarves as Kheled-zâram. He founded there what became the greatest of the Dwarf cities: Khazad-dûm: the Dwarrowdelf, later called Moria. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Mount Gundabad is a mountain at the northern extremity of the Misty Mountains in Middle-earth. ... In the J. R. R. Tolkien fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mirrormere is the lake located beneath the doors of Khazad-dûm. ... The Misty Mountains as seen in the prologue to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). ...


Durin's people were known as the Longbeards or more commonly as Durin's folk. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Durins folk is the most important folk of Dwarves. ...


Durin was called the Deathless because he lived to a far greater age than any other dwarf, and was revered by all Dwarves, not just those of his own line, as was his place of awakening, Mount Gundabad.


Durin was believed to be fated with six future reincarnations, and indeed throughout the course of history, six of his descendants were judged to resemble Durin so closely that they were assumed to be those reincarnations. It is said that all the subsequent Durins had memories of their 'earlier lives', which suggests that this belief had some basis in fact.


Durin II (? First Age)

Little is recorded about his reign, although there are indications that the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm had an agreement with early Men from the vales of Anduin, where the Men provided food in return for Dwarven weapons, which allowed them to defend themselves effectively against the nearby orcs. This cooperation developed into co-ordinated attacks against the orcs, with the dwarf heavy infantry complemented by mounted archers from the vales. The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to humanity and does not denote gender. ... Location of Anduin in Middle Earth In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, Anduin is the Sindarin name for the Great River of Wilderland, the longest river in the Third Age (the original Sindarin name means Long River). ... Orcs in Moria, from the 1978 animated film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. ...


Durin III (Mid Second Age)

He was the first bearer of one of the Seven Rings, although this was not known to outsiders until the end of the Third Age. He had been given this ring by Celebrimbor himself, and not by Sauron, though Sauron was involved in the making. Durin III allied his forces with Eregion during the War of the Elves and Sauron, but they were unable to save that realm from destruction, which resulted in a long period of isolation and the beginning of a gradual depopulation in Khazad-dûm. The Rings of Power or Great Rings are fictional artifacts from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... For other uses, see The Third Age. ... Celebrimbor is a fictional character In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Eye of Sauron. ... location of Eregion in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Eregion or Hollin was a kingdom of the Noldorin Elves in Eriador during the Second Age, located near the West Gate of Khazad-dûm under the shadow of the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains). ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of the Elves and Sauron was a great war fought in the Second Age. ...


Durin IV (? late Second/early Third Age)

He lived in Khazad-dûm, and with the aid of the Ring prospered. Also joined Elendil and Gil-galad in the Last Alliance, although this is often overlooked due to the common reference to this as the "Last Alliance of Elves and Men".


Durin V (? Early Third Age)

He lived in Khazad-dûm, and with the aid of the Ring prospered.


Durin VI (Mid Third Age)

Durin VI was King of the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm when their ever-deeper mining for mithril under the city aroused a Balrog from its hiding place in the depths. The creature killed Durin in 1980 T.A., and became known as Durin's Bane. Durin VI was the first reincarnation of Durin the Deathless to be slain. He was succeeded by his son, Náin, who was killed by the Balrog the following year, after which the ancient city was abandoned by its people. Mithril is a fictional metal from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe. ... A Balrog fighting Gandalf, as depicted by Ted Nasmith. ... For other uses, see The Third Age. ... Durins Bane from Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. ... Náin is the name of two fictional Dwarven Kings of Durins folk from J. R. R. Tolkiens, Middle-earth: Náin I Náin II The first born son of the Dwarven king Grór was also named Náin. ...


Durin the VIIth and Last (Early Fourth Age)

Durin VII was the direct descendant—some sources say the son—of king Thorin III Stonehelm, ruler of Erebor and the Iron Hills in Wilderland. His birth was apparently prophesied at the Battle of Five Armies (although no record exists of the actual prophecy itself), and he led Durin's Folk back to recolonize Khazad-dûm "several years" after the beginning of the Fourth Age, where they remained 'until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended' (according to The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Making of Appendix A (iv): Durin's Folk"). Thorin III Stonehelm was a Dwarven King from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor) is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion. ... The Iron Hills are a range of mountains in the north of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, east of the Lonely Mountain, that are home to a Dwarf mining community. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Rhovanion or Wilderland was a large region of northern Middle-earth. ... Combatants Dwarves of the Iron Hills and Erebor, Elves of the Woodland Realm of Mirkwood, Giant Eagles, Men of Lake-town Orcs, Wargs, Bats Commanders Gandalf, Thranduil, Bard the Bowman, Dain II Ironfoot, Thorin II Oakenshield†, Lord of the Eagles Bolg† Strength 500 Dwarves of the Iron Hills, 13 Dwarves... This article also concerns the later Ages of Middle-earth, after the Third Age The Fourth Age and the later ages that followed it, are fictional time periods from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Peoples of Middle-earth is the 12th and final volume of The History of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien from the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

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In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Durins folk is the most important folk of Dwarves. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world, Middle-earth, Moria (also known as Khazad-dûm, The Black Chasm, The Black Pit, Dwarrowdelf, Hadhodrond, and Phurunargian) is the name given to the underground city, mines, and connected tunnels that run through the central Misty Mountains. ...

Dwarves from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium

Azaghâl | Balin | Bifur | Bofur | Bombur | Borin | Dáin I | Dáin II Ironfoot | Dís | Dori | Durin(s) | Dwalin | Fíli | Flói | Frerin | Frár | Frór | Fundin | Gamil Zirak | Gimli | Glóin | Gróin | Grór | Ibûn | Khîm | Kíli | Lóni | Mîm | Náin I | Náin II | Náin son of Grór | Náli | Nár | Narvi | Nori | Óin | Ori | Telchar | Thorin I | Thorin II Oakenshield | Thorin III | Thráin I | Thráin II | Thrór In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dwarves are beings of short stature who all possess beards and are often friendly with Hobbits, although long suspicious of Elves. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English philologist, writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ... Azaghâl is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, Balin was a Dwarf leader, the son of Fundin and elder brother of Dwalin. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens The Hobbit, Bifur the fictional Dwarf was a companion to Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield on the quest of Erebor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens The Hobbit, Bofur the fictional Dwarf was a companion to Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield on the quest of Erebor. ... This is a list of Dwarves from the fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Borin is a Dwarf of Durins Line, the second son of King Náin II. He was the ancestor of both Balin and Gimli Elf_friend of the Company of the Ring. ... Dáin I is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Dáin II Ironfoot was a Dwarven King from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Dís is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Spoiler warning: In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy, The Hobbit, Dori is one of three dwarf brothers (the other two are Nori and Ori) who befriend Bilbo and travel with him in search of Smaugs treasure caverns. ... Dwalin is a fictional character in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Fíli and Kíli are fictional characters in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, Balin was a Dwarf leader, the son of Fundin and elder brother of Dwalin. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Frerin was a dwarf, the second son of Thráin II and the younger brother of Thorin Oakenshield. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, Balin was a Dwarf leader, the son of Fundin and elder brother of Dwalin. ... In Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Frór was a dwarf of the line of Durin, who was killed with his father Dáin I by a cold-drake in the Grey Mountains. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Dwarf Fundin was the son of Farin, the brother of Gróin, and the father of Balin and Dwalin, two of Thorin Oakenshields companions on the Quest of Erebor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, Gamil Zirak was a Dwarf. ... Gimli is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, featured in The Lord of the Rings. ... Glóin is the name of two fictional characters of J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth. ... Glóin is a the name of two fictional characters of J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Grór was a Dwarf of Durins folk. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... Fíli and Kíli are fictional characters in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, Balin was a Dwarf leader, the son of Fundin and elder brother of Dwalin. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... Náin I is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Náin II is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Grór was a Dwarf of Durins folk. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, Balin was a Dwarf leader, the son of Fundin and elder brother of Dwalin. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth, Nár was a Dwarf, the companion of Thrór during his ill-fated attempt to reclaim Moria. ... In Middle-earth, Narvi (originally Ngarvi) made the Doors of Durin, on which Celebrimbor wrote the inscription. ... Nori is a fictional character in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Óin is a name of two fictional characters of J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth. ... Ori may refer to: Ori is one of the Dwarves named in Norse Mythology (Völuspá 10–16 contains a list of dwarves) List of Middle-earth Dwarves#Ori, a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Telchar is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... Thorin I is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, Thorin Oakenshield was a Dwarf, the son of Thráin II and the grandson of King Thrór. ... Thorin III Stonehelm was a Dwarven King from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Thráin I, sometimes Thrain the Old, is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Thráin II is a Dwarf from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth, Thrór (2542 TA-2790 TA), was a Dwarf, the son of Dáin I and the father of Thráin II and brother to Frór and Grór. ...

Kingdoms of the Dwarves
Belegost | Iron Hills | Khazad-dûm | Lonely Mountain | Nogrod

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Durin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (560 words)
Durin was set to sleep alone beneath the mountains of Middle-earth until the Elves were born.
Durin II Little is recorded about his reign, although there are indications that the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm had an agreement with the Men of the vales of Anduin, where the Men provided food in return for Dwarven weapons.
Durin VI Durin VI was King of the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm when the Balrog was aroused deep beneath the city.
Durin's Bane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (681 words)
Durin's Bane from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Durin's Bane is a fictional being (a Balrog) from the writings of J.
Durin was slain by the creature, at which point it became known as Durin's Bane.
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