Dwarf Marriages

I know, I know, I just wrote a post all about Nori, but I have so much to say about Tolkien’s works compared to the Hobbit movies, I need to vent.

The next thing I want to talk about is Dwarves and marriage. (Shoutout to this post here for helping me with my research.)

Behind the scenes of the Hobbit movies, either Jed Brophy or Mark Hadlow mentioned that in the movies, Nori, Ori and Dori are half brothers (maybe to explain why one of the oldest dwarves is brothers with the youngest dwarf). This is utter crap.

If you read the post I linked above, you’ll understand. If not, let me recap. There are scarcely any dwarf women, and even the ones that are don’t often marry. But the one’s that do only ever stay with that one dwarf for the rest of their lives. There is no other relationships, there is no sharing of women. If dwarves are siblings, then they have both parents the same.

And I’m not going to blame Peter Jackson on this one, since it came from either Jed or Mark, and I think the actor’s came up with their dwarf’s backgrounds, like William Kircher’s story about Bifur is constantly looking for the dwarf who put the axe in his head.

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