|"The last king of the Grey mountains" by Jack Dullahan|
|Titles||King of Durin's Folk|
|Birth||T.A. 2440 |
|Death||T.A. 2589 (aged 149)|
Dáin's hall, Grey Mountains
|House||House of Durin|
|Children||Thrór, Frór, Grór|
|Gallery||Images of Dáin I|
Dáin I (T.A. 2440 - 2589, aged 149 years) was King of Durin's folk for 4 years, from T.A. 2585 to 2589.
History[edit | edit source]
Dáin was the son of King Náin II, and he had a younger brother Borin. He had three children, Thrór, Frór, and Grór.
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 for only four years his people, who were troubled by increasing attacks from his hall until he met his premature end when both he and his second son, Frór, were killed by a Cold-drake at his gates.
After his death, his sons Thrór and Grór led most of the Dwarves of Durin's folk south. Thrór led one group back to Lonely Mountain, while Grór founded his own realm in the Iron Hills.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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Dáinn is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name most likely means "Deadlike".
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
- ↑ 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
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 - 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|