The Rings of Power Has A Chance To Finally Explain the Dwarven Rings
If there’s one thing The Rings of Power must get right, it’s the Rings of Power themselves. These magical gifts mark a huge turning point, where Sauron goes from a nuisance to a threat to the very existence of Middle-earth. Although, despite their importance in The Lord of the Rings‘ timeline, there’s still a surprising amount of ambiguity surrounding the Rings of Power — specifically concerning the ones gifted to Dwarves.
In Elven lore, there’s the famous verse, “Three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for mortal men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne; In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” Everyone knows what happens to the One Ring, and the nine gifted to Men turn them to Nazgul. The three for Elves are later worn by Elrond, Gandalf and Galadriel during The Lord of the Rings. But as for the seven gifted to the Dwarves, things are far from clear.
Which Dwarves Were Gifted Sauron’s Rings of Power
Despite their importance, Tolkien never confirmed which seven Dwarf-lords were gifted the Rings of Power. It’s a safe bet to say one was given to each major Dwarven clan; the Ironfists, Durin’s Folk, Broadbeams, Firebeards, Stonefoots, stiffbeards and Blacklocks. But as for who specifically earned a Ring of Power, that’s entirely down to speculation.
At the very least, Dwarven stories imply that King Durin III received one. With he and his son being a key part of The Rings of Power,…