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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''2007-18: [[The Lord of the Rings Online]]:'''
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: Dís, a very old dwarf by the time of the [[War of the Ring]], became the Keeper of [[Ravenhill]], and tends to the birds that roosted there. She makes efforts to recall the Ravens of the Line of [[Carc]] back to Ravenhill.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:21, 8 December 2018

Dís
Dwarf
Gregor Roffalski - Dís.jpg
"Dís" by Gregor Roffalski
Biographical Information
TitlesLady of Erebor
LocationLonely Mountain
LanguageKhuzdul
BirthT.A. 2760
Erebor
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageThráin
SiblingsThorin, Frerin
SpouseUnnamed husband
ChildrenFíli, Kíli
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Dís

Dís (born Third Age 2760) was a female Dwarf of the royal line of Durin's folk.

Contents

[edit] History

Dís was the daughter of King Thráin II and sister of Thorin and Frerin. Like her brothers, she was born in Lonely Mountain and was driven into exile in T.A. 2770 when the dragon Smaug sacked the kingdom. She was the mother of Fíli and Kíli, but her husband was unnamed.

Female Dwarves were rarely seen, making up about a third of the population of Dwarves, and were seldom seen by others. When they were seen, they were often mistaken for male dwarves, because (according to rumour) they too had beards.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Jim Allan has suggested that Dís is derived from Old Norse -dís ("sister") found in many Nordic names (such as Herdís, Hjördís, etc).[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Thrór
2542 - 2790
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thráin II
2644 - 2850
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thorin II
2746 - 2941
 
Frerin
2751 - 2799
 
DÍS
b. 2760
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fíli
2859 - 2941
 
Kíli
2864 - 2941


[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2007-18: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Dís, a very old dwarf by the time of the War of the Ring, became the Keeper of Ravenhill, and tends to the birds that roosted there. She makes efforts to recall the Ravens of the Line of Carc back to Ravenhill.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. Jim Allan, "Giving of Names", in An Introduction to Elvish, p. 225