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'''Durin VII''' was the last of the seven Durins appears once in [[Appendix A]] to [[The Lord of the Rings]], as an undated descendant of [[Thorin III Stonehelm]]. As such, we know almost nothing of him apart from the bare fact of his existence.
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<center>{{quote|There lies his crown in water deep,<br>Till Durin wakes again from sleep.|[[Gimli]]<ref>{{HM|FR}}, "[[A Journey in the Dark]]"</ref>}}</center>
  
In volume 12 of [[The History of Middle-earth]] ([[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]), though, we have access to the proofs of Appendix A, and a little more of Durin's life is revealed. His birth, it seems, was prophesied at the [[Battle of Five Armies]], and he was born several centuries later. He led Durin's Folk back to recolonise [[Khazad-dûm]] during the [[Fourth Age]], where they remained 'until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended.' The status of this story is unclear, though: it never appeared in [[The Lord of the Rings]], and may have been rejected by Tolkien after its composition.  
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'''Durin VII''' (lived in the [[Fourth Age]]) was the last of the six reincarnations of [[Durin|Durin the Deathless]] and a descendant of [[Thorin Stonehelm|Thorin III Stonehelm]].  
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==History==
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Durin the Seventh led [[Durin's folk]] back to [[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> The actions of Durin VII were prophesized at the time of the [[Battle of Five Armies]].<ref name="AppA">{{App|Durin}}</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 ==
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Revision as of 12:57, 4 November 2012

The name Durin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Durin (disambiguation).
Durin VII
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationEventually Khazad-dûm
Family
HouseDurin's Folk
Physical Description
GenderMale
"There lies his crown in water deep,
Till Durin wakes again from sleep.
"
Gimli[1]

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.

History

Durin the Seventh led Durin's folk back to 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.[2] The actions of Durin VII were prophesized at the time of the Battle of Five Armies.[3]

Etymology

Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".[4]

Genealogy

Dáin Ironfoot
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thorin Stonehelm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DURIN VII
 


Durin VII
House of Durin
Born: Fourth Age
Unknown
Last known:
Thorin III Stonehelm
King of Durin's Folk
Fourth Age
Followed by:
Unknown
King of Khazad-dûm
Fourth Age

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  4. 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