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'''Thráin II''' ([[Third Age]] {{TA|2644|n}} – {{TA|2850|n}}, aged 206 years) was King of [[Durin's folk]] for 60 years, from {{TA|2790}} to {{TA|2850|n}}, during their exile from [[Lonely Mountain]]. He was the son of [[Thrór]] and father of [[Thorin|Thorin II]], [[Frerin]], and [[Dís]]. Thorin II would later be known as [[Thorin|Thorin Oakenshield]].<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>
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'''Thráin II''' ([[Third Age]] {{TA|2644|n}} – {{TA|2850|n}}, aged 206 years) was King of [[Durin's Folk]] for 60 years, from {{TA|2790}} to {{TA|2850|n}}, during their exile from [[Lonely Mountain]]. He was the son of [[Thrór]] and father of [[Thorin|Thorin II]], [[Frerin]], and [[Dís]]. Thorin II would later be known as [[Thorin|Thorin Oakenshield]].<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== War of the Dwarves and Orcs ===
 
=== War of the Dwarves and Orcs ===
Filled with righteous anger, by {{TA|2793}}<ref name="TA"/> Thráin had gathered together a massive army of Dwarves to wage the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]]. The army included the exiles of Lonely Mountain, Thráin's [[Dwarves of the Iron Hills|kin]] from the [[Iron Hills]] under his uncle [[Grór]], and even some Dwarves not of Durin's folk (probably the four Dwarf clans from the [[Orocarni]] in the east). One by one they assaulted the Orc-holds of the [[Misty Mountains]], destroying their great warrens in [[Mount Gundabad]] and eventually facing Azog himself in [[Dimrill Dale]] (''Azanulbizar'' in [[Khuzdul]]) before the [[East-gate of Moria]].  
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Filled with righteous anger, by {{TA|2793}}<ref name="TA"/> Thráin had gathered together a massive army of Dwarves to wage the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]]. The army included the exiles of Lonely Mountain, Thráin's [[Dwarves of the Iron Hills|kin]] from the [[Iron Hills]] under his uncle [[Grór]], and even some Dwarves not of Durin's folk (probably the four Dwarf clans from the [[Orocarni]] in the east). One by one they assaulted the Orc-holds of the [[Misty Mountains]], destroying their great warrens in [[Gundabad|Mount Gundabad]] and eventually facing Azog himself in [[Dimrill Dale]] (''Azanulbizar'' in [[Khuzdul]]) before the [[Great Gates|East-gate of Moria]].  
  
In {{TA|2799}}<ref name="TA"/> Thráin and his army fought the bloody [[Battle of Azanulbizar]]. While the Orcs were vanquished and Azog slain, the Dwarves took heavy losses, including Thráin's son Frerin, his cousin [[Náin son of Grór|Náin]], and [[Fundin]] father of Dwarven hero [[Balin]].  
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In {{TA|2799}}<ref name="TA"/> Thráin and his army fought the bloody [[Battle of Azanulbizar]]. Thráin was blinded in one eye and suffered a leg-wound. While the Orcs were vanquished and Azog slain, the Dwarves took heavy losses, including Thráin's son Frerin, his cousin [[Náin son of Grór|Náin]], and [[Fundin]] father of Dwarven hero [[Balin]].  
  
King Thráin II wanted to enter Moria and reclaim it, but the Dwarves not of Durin's folk refused, saying that the city was not their Fathers' House; they had honoured Thrór's memory by fighting, and this was enough. [[Dáin Ironfoot]] had peered within the [[East-gate]] and also warned Thráin that [[Durin's Bane]] still dwelt within Khazad-dûm.<ref name="Durin"/>
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King Thráin II wanted to enter Moria and reclaim it, but the Dwarves not of Durin's folk refused, saying that the city was not their Fathers' House; they had honoured Thrór's memory by fighting, and this was enough. [[Dáin Ironfoot]] had peered within the [[Great Gates|East-gate]] and also warned Thráin that [[Durin's Bane]] still dwelt within Khazad-dûm.<ref name="Durin"/>
  
 
=== Wanderings and Imprisonment ===
 
=== Wanderings and Imprisonment ===
 
After the war, Thráin and Thorin led the exiles of Lonely Mountain west to live in the Northern [[Blue Mountains]]. Over the next forty years Thráin grew increasingly consumed with the lost riches of Lonely Mountain. This may have been partly because of the [[Ring of Thrór]].  
 
After the war, Thráin and Thorin led the exiles of Lonely Mountain west to live in the Northern [[Blue Mountains]]. Over the next forty years Thráin grew increasingly consumed with the lost riches of Lonely Mountain. This may have been partly because of the [[Ring of Thrór]].  
  
In {{TA|2841}}<ref name="TA"/> he left the Blue Mountains with a small group that included [[Balin]] and [[Dwalin]]. Travelling east, the group was constantly harassed by wolves, Orcs, and other fell creatures. In {{TA|2845|n}},<ref name="TA"/> while camped under the eaves of [[Mirkwood]], Thráin disappeared and would never be seen again by his kin. The King of Durin's folk had been captured by Sauron's agents and was taken to the fortress of [[Dol Guldur]] in southern Mirkwood. There Sauron tortured Thráin, took back the last of the [[Seven Dwarf-rings]], and left him in the dungeon to die.
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In {{TA|2841}}<ref name="TA"/> he left the Blue Mountains with a small group that included [[Balin]] and [[Dwalin]]. Travelling east, the group was constantly harassed by wolves, Orcs, and other fell creatures. In {{TA|2845|n}},<ref name="TA"/> while camped under the eaves of [[Mirkwood]], Thráin disappeared and would never be seen again by his kin. The King of Durin's folk had been captured by Sauron's agents and was taken to the fortress of [[Dol Guldur]] in southern Mirkwood. There Sauron tortured Thráin, took back the last of the [[Seven Rings|seven Dwarf-rings]], and left him in the dungeon to die.
  
 
In {{TA|2850}},<ref name="TA"/> while on a reconnaissance mission to Dol Guldur, [[Gandalf]] came upon Thráin, who was so diminished that he could not even remember his own name. Thráin gave Gandalf his last two possessions, the key and map to Lonely Mountain, and shortly thereafter died. Gandalf left him without knowing who he was.<ref name="Durin"/>
 
In {{TA|2850}},<ref name="TA"/> while on a reconnaissance mission to Dol Guldur, [[Gandalf]] came upon Thráin, who was so diminished that he could not even remember his own name. Thráin gave Gandalf his last two possessions, the key and map to Lonely Mountain, and shortly thereafter died. Gandalf left him without knowing who he was.<ref name="Durin"/>
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== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
 
 
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[[File:Guardians of Middle-earth - Thráin II.png|thumb|200px|'''Thráin II''' in ''[[Guardians of Middle-earth]]''.]]
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Þráinn'' is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. It means "Stubborn".<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>
 
''Þráinn'' is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. It means "Stubborn".<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>
  
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
'''[[2012]]: [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]:'''
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<gallery>File:Guardians of Middle-earth - Thráin II.png|Thráin II in ''[[Guardians of Middle-earth]]''
: Thráin  will be played by [[Mike Mizrahi]].<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>
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File:The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - Thráin.png|[[Thomas Robins]] as Thráin at [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] in ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]''
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File:The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug - Thráin.jpg|[[Mike Mizrahi]] as Thráin at the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]] in ''[[The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]]''
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File:The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug - Old Thráin.png|[[Antony Sher]] as Thráin at [[Dol Guldur]] in ''[[The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]]''</gallery>
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'''2012-14: [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]:'''
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: The young Thráin  during the Dwarves' reign at [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] is portrayed by [[Thomas Robins]] in ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]''.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/09/17/79224-actor-thomas-robins-deagol-and-young-thrain-talks-to-torn/|articlename=Actor Thomas Robins (Deagol and Young Thrain) talks to TORn|dated=17 September 2013|website=TORN|accessed=18 September 2013}}</ref>  During the scenes from the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]] in both ''An Unexpected Journey'' and the [[The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (extended edition)|Extended Edition]] of ''[[The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]]'', he is portrayed by [[Mike Mizrahi]].<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>
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'''2013: ''[[The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]]'':'''
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:Also in the Extended Edition of this film, Thráin is portrayed by [[Antony Sher]] when he is very old. He is at [[Dol Guldur]] when [[Gandalf]] arrives to investigate. He tracks the [[Wizards|Wizard]], and ultimately attacks him in a fit of madness. Gandalf is able to overtake him and calm him. Thráin warns Gandalf to not let [[Thorin]] near the [[Lonely Mountain]]. He ultimately helps Gandalf navigate through the fortress before [[Azog]] and several other [[Orcs]] attack. The two of them try to escape but are eventually stopped by the shadow of the [[Sauron#Sauron's Return|Necromancer]]. Thráin tells Gandalf to tell Thorin that he loved him, and is swallowed up the shadow, which then reveals itself as [[Sauron]] to Gandalf.
  
'''[[2013]]: ''[[Guardians of Middle-earth]]'':'''
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'''2013: ''[[Guardians of Middle-earth]]'':'''
 
:Thráin is a warrior-type "guardian" with four abilities: ''Hammer throw'', ''Dwarven valor'', ''Lethal blow'' and ''Durin's Wrath''.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.guardiansofmiddleearth.co.uk/guardians/thrain-ii|articlename=''Guardians of Middle-earth'': Thráin|dated=|website=[http://www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com/ ''Guardians of Middle-earth'' official website]|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
 
:Thráin is a warrior-type "guardian" with four abilities: ''Hammer throw'', ''Dwarven valor'', ''Lethal blow'' and ''Durin's Wrath''.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.guardiansofmiddleearth.co.uk/guardians/thrain-ii|articlename=''Guardians of Middle-earth'': Thráin|dated=|website=[http://www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com/ ''Guardians of Middle-earth'' official website]|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
  

Latest revision as of 02:43, 5 December 2014

This article is about the father of Thorin II Oakenshield. For the first King under the Mountain, see Thráin I.
Stephen Schwartz - Thrain II.jpg
Thráin II
Dwarf
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
LocationLonely Mountain
LanguageKhuzdul
BirthT.A. 2644
Lonely Mountain
RuleT.A. 2790 - 2850
DeathT.A. 2850 (aged 206)
Dol Guldur
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageThrór
ChildrenThorin, Frerin, Dís
Physical Description
GenderMale

Thráin II (Third Age 26442850, aged 206 years) was King of Durin's Folk for 60 years, from T.A. 2790 to 2850, during their exile from Lonely Mountain. He was the son of Thrór and father of Thorin II, Frerin, and Dís. Thorin II would later be known as Thorin Oakenshield.[1]

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[edit] History

Thráin fled with his father and a small group of companions when the dragon Smaug in T.A. 2770 descended on Lonely Mountain and sacked the Dwarven kingdom. King Thrór, Thráin, and the others eventually settled in Dunland and scratched out a meager living. Thrór was devastated by the loss of Erebor and left his people to journey north. He took a single companion, Nár, but left his son with his Ring of Power, along with the map and key to Lonely Mountain.

In T.A. 2790[2] Nár returned to tell Thráin that his father had been captured and butchered by the Orc-chieftain Azog when they had journeyed to the mines of Moria. Even worse, Azog had beheaded Thrór and carved his own name on Thrór's forehead to show the Dwarves that an Orc now ruled their ancestral home.

Thráin sat for seven days without eating or sleeping, until he stood and said "This cannot be borne!".[1]

[edit] War of the Dwarves and Orcs

Filled with righteous anger, by T.A. 2793[2] Thráin had gathered together a massive army of Dwarves to wage the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. The army included the exiles of Lonely Mountain, Thráin's kin from the Iron Hills under his uncle Grór, and even some Dwarves not of Durin's folk (probably the four Dwarf clans from the Orocarni in the east). One by one they assaulted the Orc-holds of the Misty Mountains, destroying their great warrens in Mount Gundabad and eventually facing Azog himself in Dimrill Dale (Azanulbizar in Khuzdul) before the East-gate of Moria.

In T.A. 2799[2] Thráin and his army fought the bloody Battle of Azanulbizar. Thráin was blinded in one eye and suffered a leg-wound. While the Orcs were vanquished and Azog slain, the Dwarves took heavy losses, including Thráin's son Frerin, his cousin Náin, and Fundin father of Dwarven hero Balin.

King Thráin II wanted to enter Moria and reclaim it, but the Dwarves not of Durin's folk refused, saying that the city was not their Fathers' House; they had honoured Thrór's memory by fighting, and this was enough. Dáin Ironfoot had peered within the East-gate and also warned Thráin that Durin's Bane still dwelt within Khazad-dûm.[1]

[edit] Wanderings and Imprisonment

After the war, Thráin and Thorin led the exiles of Lonely Mountain west to live in the Northern Blue Mountains. Over the next forty years Thráin grew increasingly consumed with the lost riches of Lonely Mountain. This may have been partly because of the Ring of Thrór.

In T.A. 2841[2] he left the Blue Mountains with a small group that included Balin and Dwalin. Travelling east, the group was constantly harassed by wolves, Orcs, and other fell creatures. In 2845,[2] while camped under the eaves of Mirkwood, Thráin disappeared and would never be seen again by his kin. The King of Durin's folk had been captured by Sauron's agents and was taken to the fortress of Dol Guldur in southern Mirkwood. There Sauron tortured Thráin, took back the last of the seven Dwarf-rings, and left him in the dungeon to die.

In T.A. 2850,[2] while on a reconnaissance mission to Dol Guldur, Gandalf came upon Thráin, who was so diminished that he could not even remember his own name. Thráin gave Gandalf his last two possessions, the key and map to Lonely Mountain, and shortly thereafter died. Gandalf left him without knowing who he was.[1]

[edit] Legacy

Much later Gandalf met Thorin Oakenshield near Bree and realized that the Dwarf he had found in Dol Guldur was Thráin, the vanished King of Durin's folk. Gandalf and Thorin discussed reclaiming Lonely Mountain, and Gandalf gave much assistance to Thorin and Company, including the map and key to Lonely Mountain, along with a suggestion that they include a burglar in their quest.[1]

Gandalf mentioned to the Fellowship, as they were debating about going into Moria, that he had been in the mines before looking for Thráin.[3]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Náin II
2338 - 2585
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dáin I
2440 - 2589
 
 
 
 
 
Borin
2450 - 2711
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thrór
2542 - 2790
 
Frór
2552 - 2589
 
Grór
2563 - 2805
 
Farin
2560 - 2803
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THRÁIN II
2644 - 2850
 
 
 
 
 
Náin
2665 - 2799
 
Fundin
2662 - 2799
 
Gróin
2671 - 2923
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thorin II
2746 - 2941
 
Frerin
2751 - 2799
 
Dís
b. 2760
 
Dáin II
2767 - 3019
 
Balin
2763 - 2994
 
Glóin
2783 - Fo.A. 15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fíli
2859 - 2941
 
Kíli
2864 - 2941
 
Thorin III
b. 2866
 
 
 
 
 
Gimli
2879 - Fo.A. 120+


[edit] Etymology

Þráinn is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It means "Stubborn".[4]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):

The young Thráin during the Dwarves' reign at Erebor is portrayed by Thomas Robins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.[5] During the scenes from the Battle of Azanulbizar in both An Unexpected Journey and the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, he is portrayed by Mike Mizrahi.[6]

2013: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:

Also in the Extended Edition of this film, Thráin is portrayed by Antony Sher when he is very old. He is at Dol Guldur when Gandalf arrives to investigate. He tracks the Wizard, and ultimately attacks him in a fit of madness. Gandalf is able to overtake him and calm him. Thráin warns Gandalf to not let Thorin near the Lonely Mountain. He ultimately helps Gandalf navigate through the fortress before Azog and several other Orcs attack. The two of them try to escape but are eventually stopped by the shadow of the Necromancer. Thráin tells Gandalf to tell Thorin that he loved him, and is swallowed up the shadow, which then reveals itself as Sauron to Gandalf.

2013: Guardians of Middle-earth:

Thráin is a warrior-type "guardian" with four abilities: Hammer throw, Dwarven valor, Lethal blow and Durin's Wrath.[7]
Thráin II
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 2790 Died: T.A. 2850
Preceded by:
Thrór
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 27902850
Followed by:
Thorin

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  4. 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
  5. "Actor Thomas Robins (Deagol and Young Thrain) talks to TORn" dated 17 September 2013, TheOneRing.net (accessed 18 September 2013)
  6. Peter Jackson, "Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit" dated 20 March 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)
  7. "Guardians of Middle-earth: Thráin" , Guardians of Middle-earth official website (accessed 16 July 2012)