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Weather Hills

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'''Weather Hills''' was the name among Men for the north-south range of hills that lay in central [[Eriador]], and in ancient times marked part of the border between the lands of [[Arthedain]] and [[Rhudaur]]. Weathertop, or [[Weathertop|Amon Sûl]], lay at the southern end of the range. When [[Angmar]] was formed and Rhudaur became hostile to Arthedain, [[Argeleb I]] fortified the range but was later slain there by men of Rhudaur. Marks of this fortification still existed in the path [[Aragorn]] led the hobbits on to reach [[Weathertop]].  
 
'''Weather Hills''' was the name among Men for the north-south range of hills that lay in central [[Eriador]], and in ancient times marked part of the border between the lands of [[Arthedain]] and [[Rhudaur]]. Weathertop, or [[Weathertop|Amon Sûl]], lay at the southern end of the range. When [[Angmar]] was formed and Rhudaur became hostile to Arthedain, [[Argeleb I]] fortified the range but was later slain there by men of Rhudaur. Marks of this fortification still existed in the path [[Aragorn]] led the hobbits on to reach [[Weathertop]].  

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Weather Hills
Physical Description
TypeHills
LocationCentral Eriador, northeast of Bree
RealmsArnor, Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsMen
DescriptionA hilly, defensive region
General Information
EventsAngmar War
ReferencesThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Appendix A

Weather Hills was the name among Men for the north-south range of hills that lay in central Eriador, and in ancient times marked part of the border between the lands of Arthedain and Rhudaur. Weathertop, or Amon Sûl, lay at the southern end of the range. When Angmar was formed and Rhudaur became hostile to Arthedain, Argeleb I fortified the range but was later slain there by men of Rhudaur. Marks of this fortification still existed in the path Aragorn led the hobbits on to reach Weathertop.

Inspiration

  • Possibly the the Lickey Hills, Worcestershire, England. (See map)
"The boys [Ronald and Hilary] had the freedom of these grounds [Rednal, Worcestershire], and further afield they could roam the steep paths that led through the trees to the high Lickey Hill[s?]"
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

The Weather Hills, called Emyn Sûl ("Hills of the Wind") in Sindarin, run some ninety miles northwest to southeast. Local inhabitants work a few small mines or keep grazing sheep.[1]

References

  1. Wesley J. Frank, et al. (1997), Arnor: The Land (#2023), pp. 23, 49