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|"Durin V" by Philip Kerst|
|Titles||King of Durin's Folk|
King of Khazad-dûm
|Birth||late Second Age/early Third Age |
|Death||late Second Age/early Third Age |
|House||House of Durin|
|Gallery||Images of Durin V|
Durin V (early Third Age) was a King of Durin's folk who ruled the great city of Khazad-dûm during the height of its glory, and the fifth Durin. Like his father he bore a Ring of Power.
History[edit | edit source]
Like all Durins after Durin I he was given the name of the first of the Seven Fathers 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.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
One account states that the name Durin was a word for "king" in the language of the Men of the North in the early Second Age.
Another account states that Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
fl. late F.A./early S.A.
fl. S.A. 1600
fl. late S.A./early T.A.
fl. late S.A./early T.A.
T.A. 1731 - 1980†
Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Durin V's story is expanded on in a series of quests. During his reign, the dragon Thorog took Helegrod, a northern city of his kingdom located near the source of the Bruinen. Durin took up the axe Mírdanant, a gift from the elves of Eregion to his ancenstors, and led a small company of dwarves to reclaim the city. Durin and Thorog killed each other, and only one dwarf of his company survived to tell the story.
- Helegrod was left abandoned by the dwarves. Mírdanant was said to be blessed by the elves with words of protection, and so the death of the king while bearing the axe and its loss in the abandoned city was a source of tension between Durin's Folk and the elves. A quest in the game involves reclaiming Mírdanant from the reanimated carcass of Thorog and returning it to the elves of Rivendell, who in turn return it to Glóin.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "X. Of Dwarves and Men", "Relations of the Longbeard Dwarves and Men"
- ↑ 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||Unknown|
Durin VI (mid-Third Age)
|King of Khazad-dûm|
|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|