Óin (King of Durin's Folk)

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Óin
Dwarf
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
LocationGrey Mountains
LanguageKhuzdul
BirthT.A. 2238
Grey Mountains
RuleT.A. 2385 - 2488
DeathT.A. 2488 (aged 250)
Grey Mountains
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageGlóin
ChildrenNáin II
Physical Description
GenderMale

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]

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]

Etymology

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

Genealogy

Thorin I
2035 - 2289
Glóin
2136 - 2385
ÓIN
2238 - 2488
Náin II
2338 - 2585
Dáin I
2440 - 2589
Borin
2450 - 2711

References

  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
Óin
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 2238 Died: T.A. 2488
Preceded by:
Glóin
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 23852488
Followed by:
Náin II



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