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'''Durin VII''' (lived in the [[Fourth Age]]) was the last of the six reincarnations of [[Durin the Deathless]] and a descendant of [[Thorin III Stonehelm]]. Almost nothing is known of his life, but an unpublished paper<sup>1</sup> by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] stated that he led [[Durin's folk]] back [[Khazad-dûm]] and restored the ancient kingdom during the [[Fourth Age]]. There his house remained "until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended." The actions of '''Durin VII''' were prophesized at the time of the [[Battle of Five Armies]]. It is not known if Tolkien meant this interpretation to stand.
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<center>{{quote|There lies his crown in water deep,<br>Till Durin wakes again from sleep.|[[Song of Durin]]<ref>{{FR|Journey}}</ref>}}</center>
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'''Durin VII''' (lived in the [[Fourth Age]]) was the last of the six reincarnations of [[Durin|Durin the Deathless]].
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Like all Durins after [[Durin I]] he was given the name of the first [[Fathers of the Dwarves|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.
 
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==History==
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The actions of Durin VII were prophesized long before he was born, at the time of the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]].<ref name="AppA">{{App|Durin}}</ref>
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Durin VII was the direct descendant of king [[Thorin III Stonehelm]] (according to some sources, his son).<ref name="Making">{{PM|Aiv}}, p. 278-9</ref>
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He led [[Durin's folk]] back to [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]] and restored the ancient kingdom during the [[Fourth Age]]. There his house remained until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended.<ref>{{PM|Dwarves}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Durinn'' is one of the Dwarfs in the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. The name means "Sleepy".<ref>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</ref>
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== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
 
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    [[Dáin II Ironfoot]]
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{{familytree | THO |THO=[[Thorin Stonehelm|Thorin III Stonehelm]]<br/><small>''b. {{TA|2866|n}}''</small>}}
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  [[Thorin III Stonehelm]]
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      '''DURIN VII'''
 
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|prev=[[Thorin III Stonehelm]]<br>at some earlier time
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|next=unknown
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|list=[[King of Durin's Folk]]<br>in the Fourth Age
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|prev=[[Balin]] at some earlier time
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|list=[[King of Khazad-dûm]]<br>in the Fourth Age
| list=[[Kings of Durin's Folk|King of Durin's Folk]]
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| dates=[[Fourth Age]]
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| next=Unknown
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| list=[[Kings of Khazad-dûm|King of Khazad-dûm]]
 
| dates=[[Fourth Age]]
 
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== Notes ==
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# From ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'', Volume 12, ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]''
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# From '' Appendix A'' of [[The Return of the King]]  the ''genealogy of of [[Durin's folk]]''
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