Glóin (King of Durin's Folk)

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Glóin
Dwarf
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
LocationGrey Mountains
LanguageKhuzdul
BirthT.A. 2136
Lonely Mountain
RuleT.A. 2289 - 2385
Death2385 (aged 249)
Grey Mountains
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageThorin I
ChildrenÓin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Glóin (Third Age 21362385, died age 249) was the King of Durin's Folk for 96 years, succeeding his father Thorin I upon his death in T.A. 2289, being the heir of Durin the Deathless.[1]

History

In T.A. 2210 Glóin's father, King Thorin, removed the last dwarves from Erebor to the Grey Mountains where the remnants of Durin's Folk now were. Glóin reigned over the dwarves from there, but otherwise very little is known of his life and reign.

Glóin died in 2385, at the age of 249, and was succeeded by his son, Óin.[1]

Etymology

Glóinn is a dwarf in the Dvergatal. The name means "Glowing one".[2]

Genealogy

Thráin I
1934 - 2190
Thorin I
2035 - 2289
GLÓIN
2136 - 2385
Óin
2238 - 2488
Náin II
2338 - 2585

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. 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
Glóin
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 2136 Died: T.A. 2385
Preceded by:
Thorin I
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 22892385
Followed by:
Óin



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 - captured 2845, d. 2850) · Thorin II Oakenshield (after 2845 - 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