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Óin (King of Durin's Folk)

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This article is about the King of Durin's Folk. For the the Dwarf in The Hobbit, see Óin.
Óin
Dwarf
Family
ParentageGlóin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Óin (Third Age 2238 – 2488, died age 250) was the King of Durin's Folk for 97 years, succeeding his father Glóin upon his death in T.A. 2385, being the heir of Durin the Deathless.[1]

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History

During Óin's reign, the Longbeards continued to dwell in the Grey Mountains, and fight a defensive War against the dragons, which had been going on for several hundred years. Towards the very end of Óin's reign, in T.A. 2460, the Shadow returned to Dol Guldur in Mirkwood with increased strength; and in c. 2480 Orcs began to spread again in the Misty Mountains in order to block all passes into Eriador, whilst Sauron's creatures took Moria as their own.

Óin died in T.A. 2488, having reigned for 103 years, and was succeeded by his son Náin.[1]

Genealogy

 
 
 
Glóin
2136-2385
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ÓIN
2238-2488
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Náin
2338-2585
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dáin I
2440-2589
 
 
 
Borin
2450-2711


Etymology

Oinn is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name means "Shy".[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967
Óin
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 2238 Died: T.A. 2488
Preceded by:
Glóin
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 23852488
Followed by:
Náin II