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'''Hill-men''' were a race of [[Pre-Númenórean]] [[Men]] historically descended from the mountain tribes of the [[White Mountains]], who spread northward across [[Middle-earth]] during the [[Second Age]]. The [[Dunlendings]] and the [[Men of Bree]] were of this stock, as were the [[Oathbreakers|Men of the Mountains]].{{fact}}
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'''Hill-men''' were a race of Men who in the [[Third Age]] were found in [[Eriador]] and became subjects of [[Arnor]].
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==Origins==
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The Hill-men were likely [[Pre-Númenóreans]] historically descended from the mountain tribes of the [[White Mountains]], who spread northward across [[Middle-earth]] during the [[Second Age]]. The [[Dunlendings]] and the [[Men of Bree]] were of this stock, as were the [[Oathbreakers|Men of the Mountains]].{{fact}}
  
 
It is also possible that they descended from the people of [[Bór]] or other [[Swarthy Men]] of the [[First Age]] who came from [[Beleriand]].<ref>[[Andreas Moehn]], ''[http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Ind.html The Indigenous People of Middle-earth]''</ref>
 
It is also possible that they descended from the people of [[Bór]] or other [[Swarthy Men]] of the [[First Age]] who came from [[Beleriand]].<ref>[[Andreas Moehn]], ''[http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Ind.html The Indigenous People of Middle-earth]''</ref>
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==Third Age==
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During the [[Third Age]] the Hill-men were to be found near the [[Angle]] or the [[Ettenmoors]]<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]''</ref> and were subjects of the [[Númenórean]] Kingdom of the North. From the 14th century the hills were occupied by their dark fortresses<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> and they learned sorcery,<ref>{{PM|Third}}</ref> perhaps from [[Angmar]].
  
During the [[Third Age]] the Hill-men were to be found near the [[Angle]] or the [[Ettenmoors]]<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]''</ref>. From the 14th century the hills were occupied by their dark fortresses<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> and learned sorcery<ref>{{PM|Third}}</ref> perhaps from [[Angmar]].
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In the [[Angmar War]], '''Hill-men''' from [[Rhudaur]] secretly allied themselves with the [[Witch-king]] and about {{TA|1350}} one of their evil lords usurped the throne of Rhudaur, slowly sending the [[Dúnedain of Arnor]] fleeing to [[Cardolan]] and [[Arthedain]] until all the kingdom was occupied by evil men.<ref>{{App|Eriador}}</ref> The kingdom allied with Angmar against the other two kingdoms.
  
In the [[Angmar War]], '''Hill-men''' from [[Rhudaur]] secretly allied themselves with the [[Witch-king]] and about {{TA|1350}} one of their evil lords usurped the throne of Rhudaur, slowly sending the [[Dúnedain of Arnor]] fleeing to [[Cardolan]] and [[Arthedain]] until all the kingdom was occupied by evil men.<ref>{{App|Eriador}}</ref> The Kingdom, allied with Angmar against the other two kingdoms. 
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Most of the '''Hill-men''' were later wiped out during the [[Battle of Fornost]],<ref>{{HM|FR}}</ref>{{fact}} except for those who lived in Bree and the surrounding area.
 
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The '''Hill-men''' were later wiped-out during the [[Battle of Fornost]], except for those who lived in Bree and the surrounding area.<ref>{{HM|FR}}</ref>{{fact}}
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Hill-men were a race of Men who in the Third Age were found in Eriador and became subjects of Arnor.

Origins

The Hill-men were likely Pre-Númenóreans historically descended from the mountain tribes of the White Mountains, who spread northward across Middle-earth during the Second Age. The Dunlendings and the Men of Bree were of this stock, as were the Men of the Mountains.[source?]

It is also possible that they descended from the people of Bór or other Swarthy Men of the First Age who came from Beleriand.[1]

Third Age

During the Third Age the Hill-men were to be found near the Angle or the Ettenmoors[2] and were subjects of the Númenórean Kingdom of the North. From the 14th century the hills were occupied by their dark fortresses[3] and they learned sorcery,[4] perhaps from Angmar.

In the Angmar War, Hill-men from Rhudaur secretly allied themselves with the Witch-king and about T.A. 1350 one of their evil lords usurped the throne of Rhudaur, slowly sending the Dúnedain of Arnor fleeing to Cardolan and Arthedain until all the kingdom was occupied by evil men.[5] The kingdom allied with Angmar against the other two kingdoms.

Most of the Hill-men were later wiped out during the Battle of Fornost,[6][source?] except for those who lived in Bree and the surrounding area.

References

  1. Andreas Moehn, The Indigenous People of Middle-earth
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Tale of Years of the Third Age"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring