|Fundin in The Lord of the Rings Online|
|Birth||T.A. 2662 |
|Death||T.A. 2799 (aged 137)|
Battle of Azanulbizar
|House||House of Durin|
|Gallery||Images of Fundin|
Fundin was a dwarf of the royal line of Durin's folk, the great-grandson of King Náin II. He was the son of Farin and the older brother of Gróin.
Fundin was most likely born in the Lonely Mountain and went into exile with his people after the attack by the Dragon Smaug. He fathered two sons, Balin and Dwalin.
Fundin was killed beneath the East-gate of Moria in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the final conflict of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs: He was part of the first assault of the vanguard that was thrown back with loss, and was driven into a wood by lake Mirrormere.
He was slain there along with his kinsman Frerin, and many others. After the battle his body was burned on a wooden pyre along with the rest of the dead.
Years later, his sons, as members of Thorin and Company, were involved with the regaining of Lonely Mountain. Roäc recognised Balin as the son of Fundin.
Fundin is one of the dwarf names found in the Völuspá. His name means "Found".
2338 - 2585
2440 - 2589†
2450 - 2711
2542 - 2790†
2560 - 2803
2644 - 2850†
2662 - 2799†
2671 - 2923
2746 - 2941†
2763 - 2994†
2772 - Fo.A. 91
2774 - 2994†
2783 - Fo.A. 15
2879 - Fo.A. 120+
Portrayal in adaptations
2021: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Fundin appears in an extended flashback depicting the Battle of Azanulbizar, in which he fights alongside his sons Balin and Dwalin and the rest of Farin's kin. The circumstances of his demise not shown, he is spotted amongst the dead in the heat of the battle.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Gathering of the Clouds"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Douglas A. Anderson, (ed.), (2002) The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition, p. 316
- ↑ 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