From Tolkien Gateway
- I'm guessing this is the quote which the statement comes from: --Hyarion 19:38, 21 January 2008 (EST)
- "Since the ancestors of the Firebeards and the Broadbeams awoke in the Ered Lindon, these kindreds must be presumed to be the Dwarves of Nogrod and Belegost."
- ― The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
- From what I've seen, there's a general consensus around the internet that the Firebeards were from Nogrod and the Broadbeams from Belegost. The quote above hints at that, given the order the names are given. I think also that, since the Nogrod dwarves were great smiths, the name "Firebeards" just seems to fit a little better, given the idea that smithing & forges use fire. Also, Belegost/Gabil-gathol translates as "Great Fortress", so the name "Broadbeams" fit the theme of broad/great(size). I would guess these associations have more to do with common perception than a quote from one of the HoME series.
- --Vardelm 16:03, 26 March 2008 (EDT)