| The name Durin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Durin (disambiguation).
Durin II (lived sometime during First Age or early Second Age[note 1]) was a King of Durin's folk and Lord of the great Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm.
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.
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.
Robert Foster suggests that this is the Durin named on the Doors of Durin of Moria, built around S.A. 750.
Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".
|Durin Ifl. Y.T.|
|Durin IIfl. S.A. 750|
|Durin IIIfl. S.A. 1600|
T.A. 1731 - 1980†
- ↑ Durin the Deathless is described as having died before the end of the First Age, whilst Durin III received one of the Seven Rings.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
- ↑ Robert Foster (1971), The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, Unwin Paperbacks edition (1978)
- ↑ 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