|"Durin VI" by Philip Kerst|
|Titles||King of Durin's Folk|
King of Khazad-dûm
|Birth||T.A. 1731 |
|Rule||unknown - T.A. 1980|
|Death||T.A. 1980 (aged 249)|
Killed by Durin's Bane, Khazad-dûm
|House||House of Durin|
|Gallery||Images of Durin VI|
Like all Durins after Durin I he was given the name of the first Father of the Dwarves because he greatly resembled him in both appearance and manner. Indeed it was believed among the Dwarves that he was the reincarnation of Durin I, though whether this is possible is unclear.
Near the end of Durin VI's reign, the Dwarves, mining for mithril, encountered a Balrog that had hidden itself deep beneath the city. The monster began to wreak havoc on Khazad-dûm and slew Durin. Since the surviving Dwarves were unsure what type of monster they faced, the Balrog was simply called "Durin's Bane". Durin's son Náin I was slain shortly thereafter, leaving his grandson Thráin I to lead Durin's folk as the survivors fled from their ancestral home.
|Durin Ifl. Y.T.|
|Durin IIfl. late F.A./early S.A.|
|Durin IIIfl. mid S.A. 1600|
|Durin IVfl. late S.A./early T.A.|
|Durin Vfl. late S.A./early T.A.|
T.A. 1731 - 1980†
1832 - 1981†
1934 - 2190
 Portrayals in adaptations
|Durin VI in adaptations|
2008: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Durin VI appears during a session play depicting the fall of Moria. He is present when Durin's Bane is awoken from the slumber and is one of the first to be killed by it.
House of Durin
|King of Durin's Folk|
unknown - T.A. 1980
|King of Khazad-dûm|
unknown - T.A. 1980
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
- ↑ 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
|Kings of Durin's Folk|
|Durin I* (Y.T.) · Durin II* · Durin III* (fl. S.A. 1600) · Durin IV* · Durin V* · Durin VI* (until T.A. 1980) · Náin I* (1980 - 1981) · Thráin I† (1981 - 2190) · Thorin I† (2190 - 2289) · Glóin (2289 - 2385) · Óin (2385 - 2488) · Náin II (2488 - 2585) · Dáin I (2585 - 2589) · Thrór† (2585 - 2790) · Thráin II (2790 - 2850) · Thorin II Oakenshield† (2850 - 2941) · Dáin II Ironfoot† (2941 - 3019) · Thorin III Stonehelm† (T.A. 3019 - Fourth Age) · Durin VII (Fourth Age)*|
|* Kings of Khazad-dûm · † Kings under the Mountain|