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Physical Description
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Nori was a dwarf of Durin's folk who lived in the northern Blue Mountains in Thorin's Halls and later Erebor.



Early Life

Nori had two brothers named Dori, and Ori, and was a remote kinsmen of Thorin. His hood was purple, he played the flute, and he was very fond of regular and plentiful meals.

The Quest of Erebor

In 2941, Nori was selected as one of the twelve Dwarves to accompany King Thorin II Oakenshield to the Lonely Mountain to defeat the Dragon Smaug on the Quest of Erebor. When Thorin and Company fled from the Wargs and Goblins they had climbed some trees to safety, where Nori was the first to realize that Bilbo had been left behind on the ground. To which Dori saved him. He later fought and survived the Battle of Five Armies, was given his share of the treasure by Dáin II Ironfoot, and made his home in the mountain.

Erebor, and the War of the Ring

During the War of the Ring Nori was still living in Erebor, and possibly fought in the Battle of Dale.


Nóri is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It most likely means "Little shaver, small bit of something".[1]

Portrayal in Adaptations

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):
Nori is played by Antony Viccars.

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

Nori's voice is provided by Jack DeLeon.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

No actor is specified for the role of Nori.

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Nori is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[2]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

No actor is credited for the role of Nori.

2012-3: The Hobbit films:

Nori will be played by Jed Brophy.


  1. 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
  2. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed April 24 2011
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