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Durin VI

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Durin VI
Physical Description

Durin VI (Third Age 17311980, lived 249 years) was a King of Durin's folk and ruled the great Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm.



Like all Durins after Durin I he was given the name of the first Father 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]

Near the end of Durin VI's reign, the Dwarves, mining for mithril, a Balrog that had hidden itself deep beneath the city. The monster began to wreck havoc on Khazad-dûm and slew Durin. Since the surviving Dwarves were unsure what type of monster they faced, the Balrog was simply called "Durin's Bane". Durin's son Náin I was slain shortly thereafter, leaving his grandson Thráin I to lead Durin's folk away from their ancestral home.[1]


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


Durin V
Náin I
Thráin I

Durin VI
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 1731 Died: T.A. 1980
Last known:
Durin V
King of Durin's Folk
unknown - T.A. 1980
Followed by:
Náin I
King of Khazad-dûm
unknown - T.A. 1980


  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