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Óin (King of Durin's Folk)

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This article is about the King of Durin's Folk. For the the Dwarf in The Hobbit, see Óin.
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
LocationGrey Mountains
BirthT.A. 2238
Grey Mountains
RuleT.A. 2385 - 2488
DeathT.A. 2488 (aged 250)
Grey Mountains
HouseHouse of Durin
ChildrenNáin II
Physical Description

Óin (Third Age 2238 - 2488, died age 250) was the King of Durin's Folk, succeeding his father Glóin upon his death in 2385, being the heir of Durin the Deathless.[1]


[edit] History

During Óin's reign, the Longbeards continued to dwell in the Grey Mountains.

Towards the very end of Óin's reign, in T.A. 2460, the Shadow returned to Dol Guldur in Mirkwood with increased strength; and in c. T.A. 2480 Orcs began to spread again in the Misty Mountains in order to block all passes into Eriador, whilst Sauron's creatures took Moria as their own.

Óin died in T.A. 2488, having reigned for 103 years, and was succeeded by his son Náin.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

Thorin I
2035 - 2289
2136 - 2385
2238 - 2488
2338 - 2585
Dáin I
2440 - 2589
2450 - 2711

[edit] Etymology

Oinn is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name means "Shy".[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. 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
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 2238 Died: T.A. 2488
Preceded by:
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 23852488
Followed by:
Náin II