Talk:Durin's Folk

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I've got a couple of things I'd like to ask people about:

1) Shouldn't this be Durin's Folk? I've just flicked through my Appendix A and although Tolkien isn't consistent - in my copy (this might've been ironed out in the 50th) - he uses "Durin's Folk" six times compared to "Durin's folk" once. He also mentions the "Folk of Durin" too. It'd also be consistent with the following...

2) (This should probably go over with Kings of Durin's Folk but I'm putting it here because it's related and I don't want to clutter up Recent Changes with lots of Talk page rubbish.) "Durin's line" redirects to "Kings of Durin's Folk". I know this is a bit pedantic but the line includes all the non-kings (Gimli, Fili, etc. etc.) so shouldn't they be separate and include the family-tree currently in my sandbox? In fact, we could create "House of Durin" and redirect "Durin's line" to that?

3) I also think there's unnecessary overlap between this article and "Kings of Durin's Folk" in that they both repeat the line of Kings. Both slightly messily and clumsily, admittedly.

Any objections to my making these changes? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 17:21, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

+1. "Durin's Folk" looks much better to me.--Morgan 18:03, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
I think this should be "Durin's Folk", and describe the third part of Appendix A, rather than being a duplicate of the Kings article. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:29, 18 December 2009 (UTC)


I have added a reference to the inspiration paragraph. Then I have seen, that there were several reversions before. I don't really understand them.-- 19:56, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

In my opinion the Inspiration section with the speculation about the Lombards as an "inspiration" for the Longbeard dwarves should be deleted. It is a mere speculation and not very interesting in my opinion. As far as I am aware of J.R.R. Tolkien never said, that the Lombards (i.e. the germanic people that established a realm in Italy) were his inspiration for the Longbeard dwarves, although J.R.R. Tolkien knew Langobardic legends and was familiar with the etymology of the name Lombards and with the history of the Langobards. On the contrary J.R.R. Tolkien mentioned in an interview with the BBC from 1965 that some aspects of medieval Jews are shown in the dwarves in general (The History of the Hobbit, chapter I(c) The Adventure continues, section (i) The Dwarves, last paragraph). --Akhorahil 08:19, 29 July 2022 (UTC)