A dwarf of Durin’s Folk, b.TA 2783, d.FA 15, second son of Gróin; brother of Óin; and father of Gimli.

Glóin was born during the wanderings of Thrór and his people following their escape from the Lonely Mountain, and was among the kin of Thráin II who accompanied him north to the Blue Mountains.

After Thráin II’s disappearance, Glóin was one of the party that accompanied Thorin Oakenshield on his quest to the Lonely Mountain, as told in The Hobbit.

Glóin wore a white hood, and was skilled at lighting fires. Although he was in awe of Gandalf, he was somewhat argumentative, and very doubtful about Bilbo’s tendency to shriek. On the journey Glóin lost his tinder-box in the Misty Mountains, but had access to another when, at the Lonely Mountain, he and his brother Óin made a light for Bilbo’s torch.

In later years, with his son Gimli, Glóin attended the Council of Elrond, to voice the concerns of King Dáin II.
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