Huts of the raft-elves
This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
The huts of the raft-elves referred to a village used by the raft-elves, that was to be found on a protruding bank of the Forest River, close to the eastern edge of the forest of Mirkwood. It is stated that the subjects of Thranduil "had houses or huts on the ground and in the branches", so it is possible that the huts of the raft-elves were situated within the Woodland Realm.
Bilbo Baggins, hanging on to a barrel, spent a night outside the village of the raft-elves while pursuing Thorin and Company (who were escaping the imprisonment of the Wood-elves in barrels shipped by the raft-elves to Lake-town).
Portrayal in adaptations
1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:
- The Raft-elves reside in the village of Celebannon, which consists of a dozen houses.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Barrels Out of Bond"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves (I)", Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves (II)
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator, pp. 128-31
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Flies and Spiders"
- ↑ John David Ruemmler, Susan Tyler Hitchcock, Peter C. Fenlon (1995), Mirkwood (2nd edition) (#2019)