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|"Frór, Gimli's Kinsman" from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game|
|Birth||T.A. 2552 |
|Death||T.A. 2589 (aged 37)|
Dáin's hall, Grey Mountains
|House||House of Durin|
|Gallery||Images 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.
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.
Frór is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name most likely means "swift".
Portrayal in adaptations
|Frór in adaptations|
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".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
- ↑ Jim Allan, "Giving of Names", in An Introduction to Elvish, p. 225
- ↑ 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