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Fundin

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Fundin
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationLonely Mountain
LanguageKhuzdul
BirthT.A. 2662
DeathT.A. 2799 (aged 137)
Battle of Azanulbizar
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageFarin
SiblingsGróin
ChildrenBalin, Dwalin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fundin (Third Age 26622799, aged 137) was a dwarf of the royal line of Durin's folk, the great-grandson of King Náin II. He was the son of Farin and the older brother of Gróin.

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History

Fundin was most likely born in the Lonely Mountain and went into exile with his people after the attack by the Dragon Smaug. He fathered two sons, Balin and Dwalin, both of which were members of Thorin and Company and were involved with the regaining of Lonely Mountain.

Fundin was killed beneath the East-gate of Moria in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the final conflict of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs: He was part of the first assault of the vanguard that was thrown back with loss, and was driven into a wood by lake Mirrormere.

He was slain there along with his kinsman Frerin, and many others. After the battle his body was burned on a wooden pyre along with the rest of the dead.[1]

Inspiration

Fundin is one of the dwarf names found in the Völuspá. [2] His name means "Found".[3]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Farin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FUNDIN
 
 
 
 
 
Gróin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balin
 
Dwalin
 
Óin
 
Glóin


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Douglas A. Anderson, (ed.), (2002) The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition, p. 316
  3. 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