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Durin IV

The name Durin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Durin (disambiguation).
Durin IV
Dwarf
Philip Kerst - Durin IV.png
"Durin IV" by Philip Kerst
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
King of Khazad-dûm
LocationKhazad-dûm
LanguageKhuzdul
Birthlate S.A./early T.A.
Deathlate S.A./early T.A.
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Durin IV

Durin IV 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]

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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

One account states that the name Durin was a word for "king" in the language of the Men of the North in the early Second Age.[2]

Another account states that Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".[3]

Genealogy

Durin I
fl. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Durin II
fl. late F.A./early S.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Durin III
fl. S.A. 1600
 
 
 
 
 
 
DURIN IV
fl. late S.A./early T.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Durin V
fl. late S.A./early T.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Durin VI
T.A. 1731 - 1980
 


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

Portrayal in adaptations

2019: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Durin IV was the reigning King of the Longbeards during the War of the Last Alliance. He and the "Thíuda", the Northmen of the Second Age, were tasked with defeating a mighty horde of Easterlings. They were defeated and retreated to rejoin the rest of the Alliance on the besieged plain of Gorgoroth.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "X. Of Dwarves and Men", "Relations of the Longbeard Dwarves and Men"
  3. 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
Kings of Durin's Folk
Durin I* (Y.T.) · Durin II* · Durin III* (fl. S.A. 1600) · Durin IV* · Durin V* · Durin VI* (until T.A. 1980) · Náin I* (1980 - 1981) · Thráin I (1981 - 2190) · Thorin I (2190 - 2289) · Glóin (2289 - 2385) · Óin (2385 - 2488) · Náin II (2488 - 2585) · Dáin I (2585 - 2589) · Thrór (2585 - 2790) · Thráin II (2790 - 2850) · Thorin II Oakenshield (2850 - 2941) · Dáin II Ironfoot (2941 - 3019) · Thorin III Stonehelm (T.A. 3019 - Fourth Age) · Durin VII (Fourth Age)*
* Kings of Khazad-dûm · Kings under the Mountain