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Náin I

The name Náin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Náin (disambiguation).
Náin I
The Lord of the Rings Online - Náin I.jpg
Náin I in The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
King of Khazad-dûm
BirthT.A. 1832
RuleT.A. 1980 - 1981
DeathT.A. 1981 (aged 149)
by Durin's Bane, Khazad-dûm
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageDurin VI
ChildrenThráin I
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Náin I

Náin I (Third Age 18321981, lived 149 years) was the son of Durin VI and King of Durin's folk.[1]


[edit] History

During his time the Dwarves of Durin's folk lived in Khazad-dûm, but had awoken a Balrog. The Balrog slew Náin's father and was thereafter known as Durin's Bane. Náin ruled for only one year, attempting to hold out against the Balrog but shortly thereafter he also found his death by in 1981, being the last true King of Khazad-dûm until Durin VII and Last in the Fourth Age.

Under his son Thráin's direction, Durin's folk fled their ancestral home for safety in Lonely Mountain and the Grey Mountains.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

Durin V
Durin VI
1731 - 1980
1832 - 1981
Thráin I
1934 - 2190
Thorin I
2035 - 2289

[edit] Etymology

Náinn is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It means "Corpselike".[2]

[edit] Portrayals in adaptations

2008: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Prince Náin appears during the fall of Moria to Durin's Bane, in which he becomes the King after his father Durin VI is slain. Inside Khazad-dûm, remnants of the Palace of Nain, built during his short one-year reign, can be found.
Náin I
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 1832 Died: T.A. 1981
Preceded by:
Durin VI
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 1980 - 1981
Followed by:
Thráin I
King of Khazad-dûm
T.A. 1980 - 1981
Next held by:
Balin, 1008 years later


  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
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 - 2850) · Thorin II Oakenshield (2850 - 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