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Náin II

The name Náin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Náin (disambiguation).
Náin II
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
LocationGrey Mountains
BirthT.A. 2338
Grey Mountains
RuleT.A. 2488 - 2585
DeathT.A. 2585 (aged 247)
Grey Mountains
HouseHouse of Durin
ChildrenDáin I, Borin
Physical Description

Náin II (Third Age 2338 - 2585, died age 247) was the King of Durin's Folk for 97 years, succeeding his father Óin upon his death in T.A. 2488, being the heir of Durin the Deathless.[1]


[edit] History

Náin became King of the Dwarves of Durin shortly after the end of the Watchful Peace, when Sauron returned to Mirkwood from out of the East. The majority of Durin's Folk at this time dwelt in the Grey Mountains, which had been their home since Thorin I had moved there from Erebor in order to mine their riches. During his time, Orcs increased in the Misty Mountains, and the Éothéod removed from their northern lands adjacent to the Grey Mountains to settle in Calenardhon. Towards the end of Náin's reign dragons from the wastes to the north began to come south and make war on the Dwarves.

Nain was the ancestor of seven of the thirteen Dwarves of Thorin and Company (Thorin, Fili, Kili, Balin, Dwalin, Óin, and Glóin) and Gimli Elf-friend of the Company of the Ring.

[edit] Genealogy

2136 - 2385
2238 - 2488
2338 - 2585
Dáin I
2440 - 2589
2542 - 2790
2552 - 2589
2563 - 2805
2560 - 2803

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] References

  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
Náin II
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 2338 Died: T.A. 2585
Preceded by:
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 24882585
Followed by:
Dáin I