Dwarf who accompanied Thrain II in his wandering in Dunland after Smaug had invaded the Lonely Mountain. Nar was the companion of Thror. In 2790 of the Third Age, Thror decided to reclaim the old kingdom of Khazad-dum, which had become an evil place known as Moria where dark creatures came to lurk. Nar accompanied him, and Thror entered through the East-Gate, even though Nar had advised him him that Orcs were lurking there. Nar waited weeks for his companion until the Orc-leader Azog threw Thror's body out of Moria. Azog told Nar to report to the Dwarves never again to attempt to reclaim Moria. Nar was not allowed to take Thror's body. Azog gave Nar money as if he were a beggar and sent him away, sparing his life. Azog was eventually killed in the Battle of Azanulbizar by Dain II Ironfoot in 2799. Not until the Fourth Age did the Dwarves successfully reclaim Moria. Nar's fate is unknown.
Names & Meanings
Nár is a dwarf seen in the Old Norse poem Voluspa. The name meas "corpse."
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: "Durin's Folk," pages 354-355
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