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Durin VII

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The name Durin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Durin (disambiguation).
Durin VII
Physical Description
"There lies his crown in water deep,
Till Durin wakes again from sleep.

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.


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]


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


Dáin Ironfoot
Thorin Stonehelm

Preceded by:
Thorin III Stonehelm
at some earlier time
King of Durin's Folk
in the Fourth Age
Followed by:
Preceded by:
Balin at some earlier time
King of Khazad-dûm
in the Fourth Age
Followed by:


  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