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Farin

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This article is about the grandfather of Balin and Glóin. For the the main character of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, see Farin (video game character).
Farin
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationDáin's halls, Erebor, Thorin's Halls
Family
ParentageBorin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Farin (Third Age 25602803, aged 243 years) was a dwarf of Durin's folk.

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History

Farin was one of the Dwarves of the Grey Mountains. When his uncle King Dáin I and cousin Frór had been slain by a Cold-drake, his people were forced to flee the dragon-plagued Grey Mountains while he was just 29 years old when. Farin's father, Borin, joined Thrór when he rebuilt the Kingdom under the Mountain in 2590.

Farin was the father of Fundin and Gróin, and therefore an ancestor to both Balin of Thorin and Company and Gimli Elf-friend, one of the Fellowship of the Ring.[1]

In 2770 the dragon Smaug sacked the Lonely Mountain, driving its people into exile.

Etymology

Jim Allan has suggested that Farin is derived from Old Norse farinn ("travelled-one").[2]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
FARIN
2560 - 2803
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fundin
2662 - 2799
 
 
 
 
 
Gróin
2671 - 2923
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balin
2763 - 2994
 
Dwalin
2772 - Fo.A. 91
 
Óin
2774 - 2994
 
Glóin
2783 - Fo.A. 15


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. Jim Allan, "Giving of Names", in An Introduction to Elvish, p. 224