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Náin I

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Náin I
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

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



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]


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


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

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