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DoorsofMoria

The inscription on the door to Moria.

The Doors of Durin were built in the dark cliffs of Silvertine mountain and protected the great Goblin kingdom of Moria, once the Dwarven kingdom of Khazad-dûm.

HistoryEdit

The way of opening the Doors was forgotten and the Doors were closed. During the Quest of the Ring, the Fellowship approached the Doors and attempted to enter Moria from there. At first Gandalf was unsuccessful at opening the Doors. The inscription was a riddle: "speak friend and enter." The answer was a password in an elvish language that would cause the Doors to swing open. Gandalf eventually solves the riddle, remembering the Elven word for friend, "mellon".

When entering, the Watcher in the Water grabs Frodo's ankle to drag him into the lake. Sam slashes the tentacle with his knife, causing it to release Frodo and retract. The Fellowship runs into the mines while The Watcher slams the Doors behind them. A great noise is heard of stone and rock being thrown behind the Doors, and Gandalf believes that the two great holly trees on either side had been uprooted and thrown across the Doors.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Deure van Durin
Albanian Dyer të Durinit
Arabic أبواب دوران
Azerbaijani Durin'in qapıları
Basque Durineko ateak
Belarusian Cyrillic дзверы Дурін ?
Bulgarian Cyrillic Врати на дурин
Catalan Portes de Durin
Croatian Vrata Durina
Danish Døre af Durin
Dutch Deuren van Durin/Poorten van Durin
Esperanto Pordoj de Durin
Estonian Durin uksed
Fijian Katuba ni Durin
Filipino Mga Pintuan ng Durin
Finnish Durinin ovet
French Portes de Durin
Frisian Doarren fan Durin
Galician Portas de Durin
German Türen von Durin
Greek Πόρτες του Ντουρίν
Hawaiian Nā puka o Durin
Hebrew דלתות דורין
Indonesian Pintu-pintu Durin
Italian Porte di Durin
Japanese ドゥリンの扉
Latvian Durin durvis
Lithuanian Durin durys
Macedonian Cyrillic Врати на Дурин
Malagasy Ny varavaran' ny Durin
Malaysian Pintu Durin
Maltese Bibien ta ' l-Durin
Mongolian Cyrillic Дурин-ийн хаалга
Nepalese डोरिनको ढोका
Norwegian Dører av Durin
Occitan Pòrtas de Durin
Persian درب دورین
Polish Drzwi Durina
Portuguese Portas de Durin
Romanian Usi de Durin
Russian Двери Дурин
Samoan O faitotoa o Durin
Scottish Gaelic Dorsan Durin
Serbian Врата Дурина (Cyrillic) Vrata Durina (Latin)
Sesotho Liholo ea Durin
Sinhalese ඩුරින් ගේ දොරටු
Slovak Dvere Durin
Slovenian Vrata Durin ?
Somalian Galka ee Durin ?
Spanish Puertas de Durin
Swahili Milango ya Durin
Swedish Dörrar av Durin
Tamil டூரின் கதவுகள்
Turkish Durin'in kapılar
Uzbek Дурин эшиклари (Cyrillic) Durin eshiklari (Latin)
Vietnamese Cửa ra vào của Durin
Welsh Drysau o Durin
Yiddish טירן פון דורין
Yucatec Maya Jóol u Durin

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth