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Thorin Stonehelm

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Thorin (III)
Dwarf
Biographical Information
Other namesThorin III Stonehelm
Family
ParentageDáin II Ironfoot
Physical Description
GenderMale

Thorin III Stonehelm (Third Age 2866 – Fourth Age) was the son and heir of Dáin II Ironfoot of Durin's folk, who was king of the Dwarves of Erebor and the Iron Hills in Wilderland.

Thorin fought the Easterlings in the Battle of Dale during the War of the Ring, and took refuge in Erebor after his father was killed at its gates, along with Brand king of Dale, so Thorin then became King under the Mountain. When the news of the Sauron's defeat in the South came to the ears of the enemy, they became dismayed and the Dwarves and Men came forth from the mountain and routed them driving them back of the river Carnen, never troubling them again. Thorin helped rebuild Erebor and Dale along with Dale's new king Bard II, son of Brand, and once again both their people prospered, and their realms became close allies with the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor of King Elessar.

During his rule Gimli, son of Glóin, led a number of Dwarves South to Aglarond, where a new colony was settled. Also during his rule mining for mithril in Moria slowly began again, although Moria was not yet permanently settled.

Thorin III had a descendant who was held to be the reincarnation of Durin the Deathless, and would rule as Durin VII the Last. He later went and reclaimed Khazad-dum during the Fourth Age.

Etymology

The origins of the name "Stonehelm" are mysterious: Tolkien doesn't provide us with any account that would shed light on its meaning. The most important historical event that involved Thorin III was the Battle of Dale, so we might speculate that the name is connected to that battle (perhaps even as a reference to his hiding beneath the Lonely Mountain) but no definitive explanation is available.


Genealogy

 
 
 
 
DWARVES OF
EREBOR
 
 
 
 
 
DWARVES OF THE
IRON HILLS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thrór
 
 
 
 
 
Grór
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thráin II
 
 
 
 
 
Náin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thorin II Oakenshield
 
Frerin
 
Dís
 
Dáin II Ironfoot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fíli
 
Kíli
 
THORIN III STONEHELM


Preceded by:
Dáin II Ironfoot
King of Durin's Folk
III 3019 – IV ????
Followed by:
Durin VII at some later time


Preceded by:
Dáin II Ironfoot
6th King under the Mountain
III 3019 – IV ????
Followed by:
unknown