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Ravenhill

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Ravenhill was an outlying hill beneath the height of Erebor, the Lonely Mountain. It stood at the end of a ridge of high ground extending southwards from the mountain itself, overlooking the River Running and the valley of Dale.[1] The Dwarves of Erebor built a guard-post on the hill, about five hours march from the Front Gate to the Mountain,[2] and above its chamber for many years lived two intelligent ravens, Carc and his wife. It was they, and the ravens of hill, that gave it its name.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "On the Doorstep"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Not at Home"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Gathering of the Clouds"