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Glóin is a the name of two fictional characters of J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy world of Middle-earth.

Glóin was the son of Thorin I, and succeeded his father as the king of Durin's folk. He expanded the mines of the Ered Mithrin, and further abandoned Erebor.


Preceded by:
Thorin I
Kings of Durin's folk
Succeeded by:
Óin

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A much later Glóin was the father of Gimli and was one of Thorin Oakenshield's companions in The Hobbit. He was the son of Gróin, the grandson of Borin, the younger son of King Náin II, and so could claim direct descent from Durin the Deathless himself. Óin, another of Thorin's companions, was his brother.


Dwarves of Middle-earth

Azaghâl | Balin | Bifur | Bofur | Bombur | Borin | Dáin I | Dáin II Ironfoot | Dís | Dori | Durin(s) | Dwalin | Fíli | Flói | Frerin | Frár | Frór | Fundin | Gamil Zirak | Gimli | Glóin | Gróin | Grór | Ibûn | Khîm | Kíli | Lóni | Mîm | Náin I | Náin II | Náin son of Grór | Náli | Nár | Narvi | Nori | Óin | Ori | Telchar | Thorin I | Thorin II Oakenshield | Thorin III | Thráin I | Thráin II | Thrór


Kingdoms of the Dwarves
Belegost | Iron Hills | Khazad-dûm | Lonely Mountain | Nogrod
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