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Born and raised among the Dwarves of Erebor; later ruled the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
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Raised in Erebor, though spent his rule in exile in the Blue Mountains until he set out on the Quest of Erebor and returned to his old home
Pronunciation
tho'rin
Meaning
Thorin is a 'real' dwarf-name from the Völuspá, perhaps related to the god Thor, apparently deriving from Old Norse for 'daring'
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Note
There were three Kings of Durin's Folk named Thorin; the famous Thorin Oakenshield was Thorin II, not to be confused with his distant ancestor Thorin I, nor the later King named Thorin III Stonehelm

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  • Updated 23 January 1999
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Thorin II Oakenshield

The King who reclaimed Erebor from Smaug

Thráin II
Thorin II
Oakenshield

Frerin
Dís

Kings of Durin's Folk

Thorin's Company

The King of Durin's Folk who led his people to reclaim Erebor from Smaug; slain in the Battle of Five Armies.


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About this entry:

  • Updated 23 January 1999
  • Updates planned: 30

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