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Dates
Founded before the first rising of the Sun; survived into the Fourth Age
Origins
The descendants of Durin the Deathless
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
For most of their history, this House ruled Khazad-dûm in the Misty Mountains, but in the later Third Age members of the House of Durin were to be found in many locations throughout northern Middle-earth
Pronunciation
Durin is pronounced 'doo'rin'
Meaning
Some interpretations suggest Durin comes from Old Norse for 'sleeper'

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House of Durin

Most noble of all Dwarvish lines

Durin I
Durin III
Durin VI
Náin I
Thráin I
Thorin I
Glóin
Óin
Náin II
Dáin I
Borin
Thrór
Frór
Grór
Thráin II
Náin
Thorin II
Frerin
Dís
Dáin II
Thorin III
Durin VII

The descent of the House of Durin through approximately the last millennium of the Third Age (Durin VI ruled until III 1980, when he was slain by the Balrog of Moria). Before this period, only scant historical records of the House remain, and the only known members are Durin I (called the Deathless, founder of the House) and his descendent Durin III (ally of Celebrimbor in the Second Age). Kings of Durin's Folk are shown in bold text.

The line of the descendants of Durin the Deathless, hereditary Dwarven-kings of Durin's Folk. Thrór, Thráin II and Thorin II Oakenshield were all descended from this House.


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