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{{disambig-two|the father of [[Gimli]]|the King of [[Durin's Folk]]|[[Glóin (Son of Thorin I)]]}}
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{{quote|'Welcome and well met!' said the dwarf, turning towards [[Frodo Baggins|him]]. Then he actually rose from his seat and bowed. <nowiki>'</nowiki>'''Glóin''', at your service,' he said, and bowed still lower.|''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[Many Meetings]]}}
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{{Quote|'Welcome and well met!' said the dwarf, turning towards [[Frodo Baggins|him]]. Then he actually rose from his seat and bowed. <nowiki>'</nowiki>'''Glóin''', at your service,' he said, and bowed still lower.|''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[Many Meetings]]}}
'''Glóin''' ([[Third Age]] 2783 – [[Fourth Age]] 15, aged 253 years), was a [[Dwarf]] of [[Durin's folk]], the son of [[Gróin]], the brother of [[Óin son of Gróin|Óin]], and the father of [[Gimli]] of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]].
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'''Glóin''' ({{TA|2783}} {{FoA|15}}, aged 253 years), was a [[Dwarves|dwarf]] of [[Durin's folk]], the son of [[Gróin]], the brother of [[Óin son of Gróin|Óin]], and the father of [[Gimli]] of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]].<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>  He is most famous as one of [[Thorin]]'s companions on the quest to [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Youth===
 
===Youth===
Not much is known about Glóin's youth, but he was likely born in [[Dunland]], where the Dwarves of Durin's Line dwelt in exile.
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Glóin was likely born in [[Dunland]], where the Dwarves of Durin's Line dwelt in exile<ref name="Durin"/> after their expulsion from [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] by [[Smaug]] in {{TA|2770}}.<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref>  Glóin was present at the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]],<ref name="Durin"/> which was odd because Dwarves were considered to be mere striplings in their thirties, yet at the time ({{TA|2799|n}}<ref name="TA"/>) Glóin was but 16.  After the war Glóin returned to Dunland with the followers of Thorin, who then removed to the [[Ered Luin]].<ref name="Durin"/>
He fought in the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]], or at least in the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]].  Which is odd because Dwarves were usually battle-ready at the age of 30, and Glóin was, at the end of the war, only 19.  
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Not long after the end of the war, the exiled Dwarves came to the northern [[Blue Mountains]] where they settled.
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===Life in Thorin's halls===
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During Glóin's life in Ered Luin he saw the departure of King [[Thráin II|Thráin]], who tried to go back to [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]], but was captured and tortured for the [[Ring of Thrór]], and subsequently died several years later.  Under King [[Thorin]], Glóin and the other Dwarves living in [[Thorin's Halls]] in the mountains became prosperous in a fashion and trafficked goods with other peoples, and gained what wealth they could. But ever they spoke of the [[Lonely Mountain]].<ref name="Durin"/>
  
=== Life in [[Thorin's Halls]] ===
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===The Quest of Erebor===
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In {{TA|2941|n}} Thorin happened to meet [[Gandalf]] the Wizard.  From this meeting came Thorin's determination to return to the Lonely Mountain with a company of Dwarves, including Glóin, to seek revenge upon Smaug.  Gandalf came to a conclave of the Dwarves after visiting [[the Shire]] (but before seeing [[Bilbo Baggins]]) to persuade them to take the hobbit with them.  The Dwarves were skeptical, with Glóin calling them "simpletons" and claiming that one of them "would never dare to come within smelling distance of the nakedest dragonet new from the shell!"<ref>{{UT|Erebor}}, ''Extracts from the earlier version''</ref>
  
During Glóin's life in Blue Mountains he saw the departure of King [[Thráin II|Thráin]], who tried to go back to [[Erebor]], but was captured and tortured for the [[Ring of Thrór]], and he died several years later.
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Glóin was the fifth Dwarf in the fourth group to arrive at [[Bag End]] for the Unexpected Party, and he came wearing a white hood. Glóin did not assist in setting the table nor did he bring a musical instrument out when Thorin called for music. After Bilbo had his fit of fright he overheard Glóin sneer that the hobbit looked "more like a grocer than a burglar" when he saw him "bobbing and puffing on the mat". This affronted Bilbo enough to make him agree to undertake the quest. Then, when Gandalf proclaimed that Bilbo was his choice he scowled at Glóin so fiercely that the dwarf huddled back in his chair.<ref>{{H|Party}}</ref>
But Glóin's life was not bad in the Blue Mountains. Under King [[Thorin Oakenshield]] they had fair halls in the mountains, and became prosperous in a fashion and trafficked goods with other peoples, and gained what wealth they could. But ever they spoke of the [[Lonely Mountain]].
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=== The [[Quest of Erebor]] ===
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On their quest Glóin was quite useful, especially at making fires, although on the night the company met the trolls he and his brother failed to start one and began to fight.<ref>{{H|Mutton}}</ref>  On the night when the company came to the glade of the [[Wargs]], Glóin secured a seat in a huge pine tree.<ref>{{H|Pan}}</ref>  At [[Beorn]]'s home Glóin and Óin were the fifth pair of Dwarves to appear as Gandalf spun their tale.<ref>{{H|Queer}}</ref>  And when released from his barrel near [[Esgaroth]] Glóin was one of the Dwarves who was waterlogged and seemed but half alive, and needed to be carried ashore.<ref>{{H|Welcome}}</ref>
  
After nearly a hundred years of living in the [[Blue Mountains]] King Thorin happened to meet [[Gandalf]] the WizardThey both came up with a plan to retake the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the Dragon.
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Glóin fought in and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]].  He was given his share of the treasure by [[Dáin Ironfoot]], who became King after Thorin's death.  Glóin settled in the Lonely Mountain.<ref>{{H|Return}}</ref>
Before Thorin left his halls, he selected twelve Dwarves to come with him, among them being Glóin and his brother, Óin. 
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When [[Thorin and company]] observed the "burglar" Gandalf had picked named [[Bilbo Baggins]], they were not impressed, and were ready to leave. But the Wizard convinced them to give the Hobbit one more chance. A couple days later, they were in Bilbo's home at [[Bag End]], where they discussed their quest.  Once morning came around they set out for Erebor.   
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On their quest Glóin was quite useful, especially at making fires. He tended to be very cross with Bilbo, but as their journey went on and the Hobbit rescued them several times he grew an affection for Bilbo.
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Months later they reached Erebor. And once word reached their ears that the Dragon was dead, and that a host of [[Elves]] from [[Mirkwood]] and [[Lake-men]] were coming for wealth they sat up defenses. Not much later they came out of the mountain to help the Elves, Men, and their kinsfolk from the [[Iron Hills]] fight the [[Orcs]] and [[Wargs]] in the [[Battle of Five Armies]].
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===War of the Ring===
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In October {{TA|3018}}<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref> Glóin and his son [[Gimli]] were sent by [[Dáin Ironfoot]] to [[Rivendell]] to seek advice. When [[Frodo Baggins]] recovered from his wounds and attended the feast, it was Glóin who sat next to him and gave him the news from Erebor and surrounding lands since the time of Bilbo.<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref>  Later, at the [[Council of Elrond]], Glóin spoke of the shadow that had fallen upon his people and of the sinister messenger from [[Mordor]] who had come to inquire about [[Hobbits]] and where they dwelt.<ref>{{FR|II2}}</ref>  Glóin's greatest contribution to the [[War of the Ring]] was his son Gimli, who joined the [[Fellowship of the Ring]].<ref>{{FR|II3}}</ref>
  
Glóin survived the battle, was given his share of the treasure by [[Dáin II Ironfoot]], who became King after Thorin's death. He settled in the Lonely Mountain.
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It is possible that Glóin fought in the [[Battle of Dale]] during the [[War of the Ring]], for he lived until {{FoA|15}}.<ref name="Durin"/>
 
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=== Erebor and the [[War of the Ring]] ===
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Years later, he was present with his son, [[Gimli]], at the [[Council of Elrond]]. It is possible that Glóin fought in the [[Battle of Dale]] during the [[War of the Ring]].
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Glóinn'' is a dwarf in the [[wikipedia:Dvergatal|Dvergatal]]. The name means "Glowing one".
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''Glóinn'' is a dwarf in the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. The name means "Glowing one".<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>
== Genealogy ==
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==Genealogy==
 
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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In both the early manuscript of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and in the published version, Glóin had heard of Bilbo's great-great-great-grand-uncle [[Bandobras Took|Bullroarer Took]], who accidentally invented the game of Golf.  However, only in the early manuscript it was mentioned that Glóin was very fond of golf.<ref>{{HH|Bladorthin}}, p. 40</ref>
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
'''1955: ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series)|BBC Radio's The Lord of the Rings]]'':'''
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{{Gallery
:Glóin was present in the very first adaptation, but no actor was specified. He was, according to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "someone's idea of a German". Tolkien thought he was not too bad, though a bit exaggerated.
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|File:Peter Jackson's Gloin.jpg|Glóin in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''
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|File:The Hobbit (film series) - Glóin.jpg|Glóin in [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]
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===Films===
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'''1966: [[The Hobbit (1966 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1966 film)]]:'''
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:Glóin is omitted. [[Thorin Oakenshield]] only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.<ref name="Deitch">{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UBnVL1Y2src|articlename=The Hobbit.mp4|dated=5 January 2012|website=YouTube|accessed=10 January 2012}}</ref>
  
'''1977: ''[[Rankin/Bass' The Hobbit]]'':'''
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'''1977: [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]:'''
 
:Glóin is one of the minor Dwarves, voiced by [[Jack DeLeon]]. Like in the book, he has little lines other than the usual grunts. He is one of the Dwarves who survives the [[Battle of Five Armies]].
 
:Glóin is one of the minor Dwarves, voiced by [[Jack DeLeon]]. Like in the book, he has little lines other than the usual grunts. He is one of the Dwarves who survives the [[Battle of Five Armies]].
  
'''1968: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)]]'':'''
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'''1978: [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1978 film)]]:'''
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:Glóin is not present; his role at the council has been taken by Gimli.
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'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
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:On a [[Decipher Card]], Glóin is identified as the white-haired Dwarf that enters Rivendell with Gimli, but he is not present at the Council of Elrond.<!--he certainly isn't identified, but does this mean that he wasn't intended to be there - there's an older dwarf who looks like Gimli IIRC-->
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'''2012-14: [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]:'''
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:Glóin is played by [[Peter Hambleton]].<ref name="PJCasting">{{webcite|author=[[Peter Jackson]]|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150168211921558|articlename=Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit|dated=20-March-2011|website=[http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook]|accessed=23-Dec-2011}}</ref> A description of Glóin in ''The Hobbit'' films was released by the studio:
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:{{Blockquote|Of all the members in The Company of Dwarves who set out on the Quest to The Lonely Mountain, Gloin is the most outspoken and opinionated and is not afraid to challenge authority. He has a tendency to be quick-tempered, but he is also strong, brave and loyal. Gloin is one of the only married Dwarfs in the Company (there being a shortage of female Dwarves in general). His wife is an acclaimed beauty with a particularly fine beard. Gloin is also the proud father of a young son, Gimli, who will later grow up to become part of the famous Fellowship of the Ring.|[[Warner Bros.]]<ref name="HobbitApp">{{webcite|author=[[Warner Bros.]]|articleurl=http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hobbit-movies/id545808528|articlename=Hobbit Movies|dated=7-September-2012|website=[http://itunes.apple.com/ Apple iPhone/iPad App]|accessed=19-September-2012}}</ref>}}
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===Radio series===
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'''1955: [[The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1956 radio series)]]:'''
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:Glóin was present in the very first adaptation, but no actor was specified. He was, according to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "someone's idea of a German". Tolkien thought he was not too bad, though a bit exaggerated.
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'''1968: [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|''The Hobbit'' (1968 radio series)]]:'''
 
:[[Peter Baldwin]] plays Glóin.
 
:[[Peter Baldwin]] plays Glóin.
  
'''1978: ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]'':'''
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'''1981: [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1981 radio series)]]:'''
[[Image:Peter Jackson's Gloin.jpg|thumb|right|Glóin in [[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]]]
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:Glóin is not present; his role at the council has been taken by Gimli.
 
:Glóin is not present; his role at the council has been taken by Gimli.
  
'''1981: ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|BBC Radio's The Lord of the Rings]]'':'''
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===Games===
:Glóin is not present; his role at the council has been taken by Gimli.
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'''1982: [[The Hobbit (1982 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (1982 video game)]]:'''
 
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:Glóin is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, [[Bilbo Baggins]].<ref>''ZX Computing'', 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76 <http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ZXComputing/Issue8304/Pages/ZXComputing830400076.jpg> [accessed 24 March 2011]</ref>
'''2001: ''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
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:On a [[Decipher Card]], Glóin is identified as the white-haired Dwarf that enters Rivendell with Gimli, but he is not present at the Council of Elrond.
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'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|Sierra's The Hobbit]]'':'''
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'''2003: [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (2003 video game)]]:'''
 
:Glóin is voiced by an unspecified actor; he is portrayed as an intelligent dwarf with a black beard. He mentions his son Gimli, and how Bilbo reminds him of his son.  
 
:Glóin is voiced by an unspecified actor; he is portrayed as an intelligent dwarf with a black beard. He mentions his son Gimli, and how Bilbo reminds him of his son.  
  
'''2006: ''[[EA's The Battle for Middle-earth II]]'':'''
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'''2006: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II]]'':'''
 
:Glóin is a major character. Still present in Rivendell after the Council of Elrond, he teams up with [[Glorfindel]] on a campaign throughout [[Eriador]] and [[Rhovanion (region)|Rhovanion]]. He is a fierce dwarf with a reddish brown beard.
 
:Glóin is a major character. Still present in Rivendell after the Council of Elrond, he teams up with [[Glorfindel]] on a campaign throughout [[Eriador]] and [[Rhovanion (region)|Rhovanion]]. He is a fierce dwarf with a reddish brown beard.
  
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:Glóin is a non-playable character who established a camp just north of Rivendell in the Misty Mountains in an attempt to keep Goblins and [[Dourhands]] from attacking the Elven city.
 
:Glóin is a non-playable character who established a camp just north of Rivendell in the Misty Mountains in an attempt to keep Goblins and [[Dourhands]] from attacking the Elven city.
  
== See Also ==
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==See also ==
* [[:Category:Images of Glóin|Images of Glóin]]
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*[[:Category:Images of Glóin|Images of Glóin]]
 
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* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Hobbit]]'', passim.
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* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[Many Meetings]]"
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* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[The Council of Elrond]]"
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* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[Appendix A]]'', "III: Of Durin's folk"
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* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]''
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Revision as of 14:13, 21 January 2013

This article is about the father of Gimli. For the the King of Durin's Folk, see Glóin (King of Durin's Folk).
Angelo Montanini - Gloin.jpg
Glóin
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationThorin's Halls
Lonely Mountain
AffiliationThorin and Company
LanguageKhuzdul and Westron
BirthT.A. 2783
DeathFo.A. 15 (aged 253)
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageGróin
SiblingsÓin
ChildrenGimli
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorLong, white, forked beard[1]
ClothingWhite hood, snow-white clothes[1]
chain of silver and diamonds[1]
silver belt[1]
"'Welcome and well met!' said the dwarf, turning towards him. Then he actually rose from his seat and bowed. 'Glóin, at your service,' he said, and bowed still lower."
The Fellowship of the Ring, Many Meetings

Glóin (T.A. 2783Fo.A. 15, aged 253 years), was a dwarf of Durin's folk, the son of Gróin, the brother of Óin, and the father of Gimli of the Fellowship of the Ring.[2] He is most famous as one of Thorin's companions on the quest to Erebor.

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History

Youth

Glóin was likely born in Dunland, where the Dwarves of Durin's Line dwelt in exile[2] after their expulsion from Erebor by Smaug in T.A. 2770.[3] Glóin was present at the Battle of Azanulbizar,[2] which was odd because Dwarves were considered to be mere striplings in their thirties, yet at the time (2799[3]) Glóin was but 16. After the war Glóin returned to Dunland with the followers of Thorin, who then removed to the Ered Luin.[2]

Life in Thorin's halls

During Glóin's life in Ered Luin he saw the departure of King Thráin, who tried to go back to Erebor, but was captured and tortured for the Ring of Thrór, and subsequently died several years later. Under King Thorin, Glóin and the other Dwarves living in Thorin's Halls in the mountains became prosperous in a fashion and trafficked goods with other peoples, and gained what wealth they could. But ever they spoke of the Lonely Mountain.[2]

The Quest of Erebor

In 2941 Thorin happened to meet Gandalf the Wizard. From this meeting came Thorin's determination to return to the Lonely Mountain with a company of Dwarves, including Glóin, to seek revenge upon Smaug. Gandalf came to a conclave of the Dwarves after visiting the Shire (but before seeing Bilbo Baggins) to persuade them to take the hobbit with them. The Dwarves were skeptical, with Glóin calling them "simpletons" and claiming that one of them "would never dare to come within smelling distance of the nakedest dragonet new from the shell!"[4]

Glóin was the fifth Dwarf in the fourth group to arrive at Bag End for the Unexpected Party, and he came wearing a white hood. Glóin did not assist in setting the table nor did he bring a musical instrument out when Thorin called for music. After Bilbo had his fit of fright he overheard Glóin sneer that the hobbit looked "more like a grocer than a burglar" when he saw him "bobbing and puffing on the mat". This affronted Bilbo enough to make him agree to undertake the quest. Then, when Gandalf proclaimed that Bilbo was his choice he scowled at Glóin so fiercely that the dwarf huddled back in his chair.[5]

On their quest Glóin was quite useful, especially at making fires, although on the night the company met the trolls he and his brother failed to start one and began to fight.[6] On the night when the company came to the glade of the Wargs, Glóin secured a seat in a huge pine tree.[7] At Beorn's home Glóin and Óin were the fifth pair of Dwarves to appear as Gandalf spun their tale.[8] And when released from his barrel near Esgaroth Glóin was one of the Dwarves who was waterlogged and seemed but half alive, and needed to be carried ashore.[9]

Glóin fought in and survived the Battle of Five Armies. He was given his share of the treasure by Dáin Ironfoot, who became King after Thorin's death. Glóin settled in the Lonely Mountain.[10]

War of the Ring

In October T.A. 3018[11] Glóin and his son Gimli were sent by Dáin Ironfoot to Rivendell to seek advice. When Frodo Baggins recovered from his wounds and attended the feast, it was Glóin who sat next to him and gave him the news from Erebor and surrounding lands since the time of Bilbo.[1] Later, at the Council of Elrond, Glóin spoke of the shadow that had fallen upon his people and of the sinister messenger from Mordor who had come to inquire about Hobbits and where they dwelt.[12] Glóin's greatest contribution to the War of the Ring was his son Gimli, who joined the Fellowship of the Ring.[13]

It is possible that Glóin fought in the Battle of Dale during the War of the Ring, for he lived until Fo.A. 15.[2]

Etymology

Glóinn is a dwarf in the Dvergatal. The name means "Glowing one".[14]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Farin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fundin
 
 
 
 
 
Gróin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balin
 
Dwalin
 
Óin
 
GLÓIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimli


Other versions of the legendarium

In both the early manuscript of The Hobbit and in the published version, Glóin had heard of Bilbo's great-great-great-grand-uncle Bullroarer Took, who accidentally invented the game of Golf. However, only in the early manuscript it was mentioned that Glóin was very fond of golf.[15]

Portrayal in adaptations

Glóin in adaptations

Films

1966: The Hobbit (1966 film):

Glóin is omitted. Thorin Oakenshield only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.[16]

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

Glóin is one of the minor Dwarves, voiced by Jack DeLeon. Like in the book, he has little lines other than the usual grunts. He is one of the Dwarves who survives the Battle of Five Armies.

1978: The Lord of the Rings (1978 film):

Glóin is not present; his role at the council has been taken by Gimli.

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

On a Decipher Card, Glóin is identified as the white-haired Dwarf that enters Rivendell with Gimli, but he is not present at the Council of Elrond.

2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):

Glóin is played by Peter Hambleton.[17] A description of Glóin in The Hobbit films was released by the studio:
Of all the members in The Company of Dwarves who set out on the Quest to The Lonely Mountain, Gloin is the most outspoken and opinionated and is not afraid to challenge authority. He has a tendency to be quick-tempered, but he is also strong, brave and loyal. Gloin is one of the only married Dwarfs in the Company (there being a shortage of female Dwarves in general). His wife is an acclaimed beauty with a particularly fine beard. Gloin is also the proud father of a young son, Gimli, who will later grow up to become part of the famous Fellowship of the Ring.
Warner Bros.[18]

Radio series

1955: The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series):

Glóin was present in the very first adaptation, but no actor was specified. He was, according to J.R.R. Tolkien, "someone's idea of a German". Tolkien thought he was not too bad, though a bit exaggerated.

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

Peter Baldwin plays Glóin.

1981: The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series):

Glóin is not present; his role at the council has been taken by Gimli.

Games

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Glóin is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[19]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

Glóin is voiced by an unspecified actor; he is portrayed as an intelligent dwarf with a black beard. He mentions his son Gimli, and how Bilbo reminds him of his son.

2006: The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II:

Glóin is a major character. Still present in Rivendell after the Council of Elrond, he teams up with Glorfindel on a campaign throughout Eriador and Rhovanion. He is a fierce dwarf with a reddish brown beard.

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Glóin is a non-playable character who established a camp just north of Rivendell in the Misty Mountains in an attempt to keep Goblins and Dourhands from attacking the Elven city.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Quest of Erebor", Extracts from the earlier version
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Roast Mutton"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "A Warm Welcome"
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  12. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  13. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  14. 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
  15. J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Mr. Baggins, The First Phase, "The Bladorthin Typescript", p. 40
  16. "The Hobbit.mp4" dated 5 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 10 January 2012)
  17. Peter Jackson, "Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit" dated 20 March 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)
  18. Warner Bros., "Hobbit Movies" dated 7 September 2012, Apple iPhone/iPad App (accessed 19 September 2012)
  19. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76 <http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ZXComputing/Issue8304/Pages/ZXComputing830400076.jpg> [accessed 24 March 2011]


Members of Thorin and Company
Thorin · Balin · Dwalin · Fíli · Kíli · Dori · Nori · Ori · Óin · Glóin · Bifur · Bofur · Bombur · Gandalf · Bilbo Baggins