The discussion of Dwarves in the first-age is very limited (I know this is a book about the history of elves and middle earth). I've been pondering something for a long time and thought I would ask it here. Does anyone know anything about the Seven Fathers of the dwarves? I know the oldest and most talked about is Durin the Deathless. In fact, I think most of the dwarves in the Hobbit and LoTR are from Durin's line. The only dwarve thats I can recall that aren't from his line are Mîm and his two sons, Khîm and Ibun. They were banished from the great dwarf cities in the east. They were known as the Petty-Dwarves. Does any one know the names of the six other fathers of the dwarves?