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Glóin (King of Durin's Folk)

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This article is about the King of Durin's Folk. For the the father of Gimli, see Glóin.
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
LocationGrey Mountains
BirthT.A. 2136
Lonely Mountain
RuleT.A. 2289 - 2385
Death2385 (aged 249)
Grey Mountains
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageThorin I
Physical Description

Glóin (Third Age 21362385, died age 249) was the King of Durin's Folk for 96 years, succeeding his father Thorin I upon his death in T.A. 2289, being the heir of Durin the Deathless.[1]


[edit] History

In T.A. 2210 Glóin's father, King Thorin, removed the last dwarves from Erebor to the Grey Mountains where the remnants of Durin's Folk now were. Glóin reigned over the dwarves from there, but other wise very little is known of his life and reign.

Glóin died in 2385, at the age of 249, and was succeeded by his son, Óin.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

Thráin I
1934 - 2190
Thorin I
2035 - 2289
2136 - 2385
2238 - 2488
2338 - 2585

[edit] Etymology

Glóinn is a dwarf in the Dvergatal. The name means "Glowing one".[2]


  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
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 2136 Died: T.A. 2385
Preceded by:
Thorin I
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 22892385
Followed by: