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Náin (son of Grór)

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The name Náin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Náin (disambiguation).
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Biographical Information
LocationIron Hills
HouseDurin's line
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Náin
"Azog! If you are in come out! Or is the play in the valley too rough?"
― Náin[1]

Náin (Third Age 2665 - 2799, lived 134 years) was the son of Grór Lord of the Iron Hills, and grandson of King Dáin I of Durin's folk.



Náin more than likely fought in much of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs, but his only deeds are recorded at the Battle of Azanulbizar.

In the battle, Náin led fresh reinforcements to the Dimrill Dale where he fought his way all the way up to the steps of the East-gate of Moria, where he dueled with Azog. But Náin was half blind with rage and weary of battle, so he swung with all his might at the the Orc, but Azog who was not weary of battle for he hadn't fought, darted aside and kicked Náin's leg so that he missed and shattered his mattock on the steps. Náin stumbled and Azog tried to hew his neck, but the Dwarf's mail withstood the edge, but the blow was so powerful that Náin's neck was broken and he fell. After the battle his body was burned, along with the rest of the dead on wooden pyres.[1]

After his death the lines of Grór's two elder brothers failed, and Náin's son Dáin II Ironfoot became King.


Dáin I
2440 - 2589
2542 - 2790
2552 - 2589
2563 - 2803
Thráin II
2644 - 2850
2665 - 2799
Thorin II Oakenshield
2746 - 2941
2751 - 2799
2760 - ???
Dáin II Ironfoot
2767 - 3019
2859 - 2941
2864 - 2941
Thorin III Stonehelm
2866 - ???


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

See also


  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