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"Disa" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
"Princess Disa" in The Rings of Power
Biographical Information
TitlesPrincess of Khazad-dûm
AffiliationDurin's Folk
BirthLate Second Age
SpouseDurin IV
ChildrenGerda and Gamli
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Disa

Princess Disa is the wife of Prince Durin IV. Disa was invented for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power by Amazon Studios, where she is portrayed by Sophia Nomvete.[1]


When Disa reminded Durin IV how he will inherit Khazad-dûm from his father, Durin IV remarked that it was just another reason to count his blessings, before reminiscing on how he married her and not Margid Rustborin.[2]


Disa was the first female dwarf revealed from the show and she was portrayed with little facial hair. Some fans took offense because they believed Dwarf-women have full beards.[3] Sophia Nomvete responded to this, explaining that Disa does have facial hair, although it is less prominent than most male dwarves, as she only has sideburns.[4]

See also


  1. "Full Cast & Crew", IMDb.com (accessed 1 August 2022)
  2. "Meet Prince Durin IV and Princess Disa in #TheRingsOfPower.", Twitter (accessed 25 August 2022)
  3. "LOTR Beard Controversy Explained" dated 15 February 2024, Screen Rant (accessed 7 August 2022)
  4. Devan Coggan, "Meet 13 key characters from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" dated 2 August 2024, Entertainment Weekly (accessed 19 August 2022)