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Durin IV

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The name Durin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Durin (disambiguation).
Durin IV
Dwarf
Physical Description
GenderMale

Durin IV (late Second Age through the early Third Age) was a King of Durin's folk who ruled the great Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm, and the fourth king to have the name Durin. Like his father he bore a Ring of Power.[1]

History

Like all Durins after Durin I he was given the name of the first of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves because he greatly resembled him in both appearance and manner. Indeed it was believed among the Dwarves that he was the reincarnation of Durin I, though whether this is possible is unclear.[1]

Etymology

Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".[2]

Durin IV
House of Durin
Unknown
Last known:
Durin III (mid-Second Age)
King of Durin's FolkUnknown
Next known:
Durin V
King of Khazad-dûm

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