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Durin II

The name Durin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Durin (disambiguation).
Durin II
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Durin's Folk
King of Khazad-dûm
Birthlate First Age/early Second Age
Deathlate First Age/early Second Age
HouseHouse of Durin
Physical Description

Durin II (lived sometime during First Age or early Second Age[note 1][1]) was a King of Durin's folk and Lord of the great Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm.


[edit] History

Little is recorded about his reign, although there are indications that the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm were in a confederation with Men of the Vales of Anduin, where the Men provided food in return for Dwarven weapons and precious items. This cooperation continued until the reign of Durin IV.[2]

Like all Durins after Durin I he was given the name of the first Father of the Dwarves because he greatly resembled him in both appearance and manner. Indeed it was believed among the Dwarves that he was the reincarnation of Durin I, though whether this is possible is unclear.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".[3]

[edit] Genealogy

Durin I
fl. Y.T.
fl. late F.A./early S.A.
Durin III
fl. mid S.A.
Durin IV
fl. late S.A./early T.A.
Durin V
fl. late S.A./early T.A.
Durin VI
T.A. 1731 - 1980

Durin II
House of Durin
Last known:
Durin I (First Age)
King of Durin's FolkUnknown
Next known:
Durin III (mid-Second Age)
King of Khazad-dûm


  1. Durin the Deathless is described as having died before the end of the First Age, whilst Durin III received one of the Seven Rings.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
  3. 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