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"Frór, Gimli's Kinsman" from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Biographical Information
LocationGrey Mountains
BirthT.A. 2552
DeathT.A. 2589 (aged 37)
Dáin's hall, Grey Mountains
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageDáin I
SiblingsThrór, Grór
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Frór

Frór (T.A. 2552 - 2589, aged 37 years) was a dwarf of Durin's folk and the second son of King Dáin I.

History[edit | edit source]

During his short life his people lived in the Grey Mountains, where they were threatened by and at war with Dragons. In 2589 both Frór and his father were killed by a great Cold-drake outside their hall.

Frór's older brother Thrór then became King of Durin's Folk and led part of his house back to Lonely Mountain. The rest of those who left traveled East to the Iron Hills with the youngest brother Grór, who founded his own realm.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Frór is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name most likely means "swift".[2][3]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Náin II
2338 - 2585
Dáin I
2440 - 2589
2542 - 2790
2552 - 2589
2563 - 2805
Thráin II
2644 - 2850
2665 - 2799
Thorin II
2746 - 2941
2751 - 2799
b. 2760
Dáin II
2767 - 3019

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

Frór in adaptations
"Frór, Gimli's Kinsman" from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game  

2001-2007: The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game:

Despite his non-appearance in the book, a Decipher card names a Dwarf at the Council of Elrond in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Frór.

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

In Thikil-gundu, "The Steel Keep", it is revealed that Frór, along with a number of other deceased dwarves, were brought back to life as dwarf-wights, and now stalk the halls of the Steel Keep. He is encountered by Dori's Company inside Afhân-binnîn, "The Lore Trove".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. Jim Allan, "Giving of Names", in An Introduction to Elvish, p. 225
  3. 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