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Gróin

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'''Gróin''' (2671-2923 TA, 242 years old) was an important figure in the royal genealogies of the [[Dwarves]], Gróin was the grandson of [[Borin]], the younger son of King [[Náin II]], and so could claim direct descent from [[Durin the Deathless]] himself. In his turn, Gróin was father to [[Óin]] and [[Glóin]], and uncle to [[Balin]] and [[Dwalin]], all four of whom travelled on the [[Quest of Erebor]].
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{{dwarves infobox
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| name=Gróin
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| life=[[Third Age 2671]] - [[Third Age 2923]], lived 242 years
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| realm=[[Lonely Mountain]]
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| parentage=[[Farin]]
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| lineage=[[Durin's line]]
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| gender=Male
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'''Gróin''' ([[Third Age]] 2671 - 2923, 242 years old) was an important figure in the royal genealogies of the [[Dwarves]], Gróin was the grandson of [[Borin]], the younger son of King [[Náin II]], and so could claim direct descent from [[Durin the Deathless]] himself. In his turn, Gróin was father to [[Óin]] and [[Glóin]], and uncle to [[Balin]] and [[Dwalin]], all four of whom travelled on the [[Quest of Erebor]].
  
 
Through his son Glóin, he was also grandfather to [[Gimli Elf-friend]] of the [[Company of the Ring]]. For all his genealogical importance, though, we know almost nothing of his life. His dates of birth and death, though, show us that he was alive at the time of [[Smaug]]'s [[Sack of Erebor]], and the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] twenty-nine years later. It is likely that he was present at both these events.
 
Through his son Glóin, he was also grandfather to [[Gimli Elf-friend]] of the [[Company of the Ring]]. For all his genealogical importance, though, we know almost nothing of his life. His dates of birth and death, though, show us that he was alive at the time of [[Smaug]]'s [[Sack of Erebor]], and the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] twenty-nine years later. It is likely that he was present at both these events.
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== Genealogy ==
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              [[Farin]]
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      [[Fundin]]          '''GRÓIN'''
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  [[Balin]]  [[Dwalin]]    [[Óin son of Gróin|Óin]]    [[Glóin son of Gróin|Glóin]]
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[[Category:Dwarves]]
 
[[Category:Dwarves]]
 
[[Category:Longbeards]]
 
[[Category:Longbeards]]

Revision as of 11:09, 9 November 2007

Gróin
Dwarf
Family
ParentageFarin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Gróin (Third Age 2671 - 2923, 242 years old) was an important figure in the royal genealogies of the Dwarves, Gróin was the grandson of Borin, the younger son of King Náin II, and so could claim direct descent from Durin the Deathless himself. In his turn, Gróin was father to Óin and Glóin, and uncle to Balin and Dwalin, all four of whom travelled on the Quest of Erebor.

Through his son Glóin, he was also grandfather to Gimli Elf-friend of the Company of the Ring. For all his genealogical importance, though, we know almost nothing of his life. His dates of birth and death, though, show us that he was alive at the time of Smaug's Sack of Erebor, and the War of the Dwarves and Orcs twenty-nine years later. It is likely that he was present at both these events.

Genealogy

             Farin
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     Fundin          GRÓIN
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 Balin  Dwalin    Óin    Glóin