|"The last king of the Grey mountains" by Jack Dullahan|
|Titles||King of Durin's Folk|
|Birth||T.A. 2440 |
|Rule||T.A. 2585 - 2589[note 1]|
|Death||T.A. 2589 (aged 149)|
Dáin's halls (Grey Mountains)
|House||House of Durin|
|Gallery||Images of Dáin I|
History[edit | edit source]
Dáin flourished during the period when the House of Durin was seated in the Grey Mountains. He succeeded his father when the Dragons of the north had declared war against the Dwarves of the Grey Mountains. Dáin ruled his people for only four years, who were troubled by increasing attacks on his halls until he met his premature end when both he and his second son, Frór, were killed by a great cold-drake at the gates of his hall.
After his death, his sons Thrór and Grór led most of the Dwarves of Durin's folk east. Thrór, along with Borin his uncle, led one group back to the Lonely Mountain, while Grór founded his own realm in the Iron Hills.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]
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- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk", p. 1079
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk", p. 1072
- 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
|King of Durin's Folk|
T.A. 2585 – 2589
|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 - captured 2845, d. 2850) · Thorin II Oakenshield† (after 2845 - 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|