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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.|[[Song of Durin]]<ref>{{FR|Journey}}</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]].
  
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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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Latest revision as of 17:06, 5 November 2019

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
Other namesDurin the Last
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
King of Khazad-dûm
LocationErebor, Khazad-dûm
BirthFourth Age
Erebor
RuleFourth Age - Unknown
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageDescendant of Thorin III Stonehelm[note 1][1]
Physical Description
GenderMale
"There lies his crown in water deep,
Till Durin wakes again from sleep.
"
Song of Durin[2]

Durin VII (lived in the Fourth Age) was the last of the six reincarnations of Durin the Deathless.

[edit] History

The actions of Durin VII were prophesized long before he was born, at the time of the Battle of Azanulbizar.[3]

Durin VII was the direct descendant of king Thorin III Stonehelm (according to some sources, his son).[1]

He 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.[4]

[edit] Etymology

Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".[5]

[edit] Genealogy

Dáin II Ironfoot
2767 - 3019
 
 
 
 
Thorin III Stonehelm
b. 2866
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

Notes

  1. An alternative version of the genealogical tree of Appendix A suggested Durin VII was the son of Thorin III.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Making of Appendix A": (iv) "Durin's Folk", p. 278-9
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
  5. 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