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The Iron Hills were a range of mountains located in the north of Middle-earth, and was the realm of the Dwarves of Durin's Folk.

DescriptionEdit

LocationEdit

The Iron Hills were located in the northern and eastern parts of Middle-earth. The mountain range is in between Rhovanion and Rhûn. The hills are east of the Lonely Mountain.

The LandEdit

The Iron Hills were rich in minerals, most notably iron – whence came the name of the Hills. The Hills were originally a part of the massive Iron Mountains where Morgoth dwelt; other remains of this vanished range were the Mountains of Angmar and Ered Mithrin. The Iron Hills were also the source of the River Redwater, the reddish colour of which came from iron particles in its water. The river joins onto the River Running.

InhabitantsEdit

The Dwarves who first settled in the Iron Hills during the First Age were of the clan of the Longbeards, most commonly known as Durin's Folk, and consequently were of the most noble kind of Dwarves. The Hills were mined uninterruptedly for thousands of years by them, because of the hills' rich amount of iron. The Old Dwarf Road that crossed Mirkwood was, in fact, built by the Longbeards to connect their mansions in the Misty Mountains (namely, Khazad-dûm and Gundabad) with the Iron Hills.

Around the year 2500 of the Third Age, Grór son of Dáin I founded the Iron Hills as an independent kingdom after the Dwarves were exiled from the Grey Mountains to the west because of attacks by Cold-drakes seeking the vast wealth of the mountains, which had resulted in the death of the king Dáin I.

The exiles who settled in the Iron Hills were of course in friendly relations with the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain (Erebor), who were of similar like and mind, being kin to Grór and Thrór.

There was definitely at least one settlement in the Iron Hills, the seat of Grór and his descendants, but there is no indication of its name or precise location. Following the pattern of Erebor (which stood on the spring of the river Celduin) it was perhaps close to the sources of the Carnen that rose in these hills, but that is no more than speculation.

HistoryEdit

The Iron Hills were probably used by the Dwarves of Durin's Folk for many years, and the Old forest road was probably used as a trade route and as a means for the Dwarves of the east and west to communicate with one another. The realm of the Iron Hills was formerly founded by Grór son of Dáin I in TA 2590 after the Dwarves were driven out of the Grey Mountains, because of the continuing attacks by the Cold-drakes for the vast wealth of the mountains which became the death of the King Dain I.

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The Location of the Iron Hills in Middle-earth

In TA 2941, the Dwarf lord Dáin II Ironfoot of the Iron Hills led an army of five hundred warriors to the defense of Thorin Oakenshield which then joined in the Battle of the Five Armies and fought valiantly there. After Thorin's death after the battle, the vacant throne of the Lonely Mountain passed to Thorin's cousin and friend Dain who then became its King and the Iron Hills passed out of records afterwards but they may not have been deserted, and it was possible that Dain and his son retained dominion over them.[1][2]

Iron Hills Soldier

A Dwarf Warrior from the Iron Hills

Notable Dwarves of the Iron HillsEdit

Grór

  • As he was mentioned above, Grór was the son of the mighty Dwarf, Dáin I and was also the founder and first ruler of the Iron Hills.

Náin

Dáin II

Thorin III Stonehelm

  • Thorin III was the son of Dáin II, after his father's death and soon became the Lord of both the people of the Lonely Mountain and possibly the Iron Hills. He was praised for helping to reconstruct the Lonely Mountain and Dale. During his rule a new Dwarven settlement was founded at Helm's Deep.

See alsoEdit

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Yster Heuwels
Albanian Kodrat Hekuri
Amharic ብረት ኮረብታዎች
Arabic تلال الحديد
Armenian Երկաթե բլուրներ
Azerbaijani Dəmir təpələr
Basque Burdina Muinoak
Belarusian Cyrillic Жалезныя Узгоркі
Bengali আয়রন পাহাড়
Bosnian Željezna Brda
Bulgarian Cyrillic Железните Хълмове
Cambodian ភ្នំដែក
Catalan Turons de ferro
Cebuano Puthaw nga mga Bungtod
Chinese (Hong Kong) 鐵丘陵
Cornish Breow Horn
Corsican Culline di Ferro
Croatian Željezna brežuljcima
Czech Železné Kopce
Danish Jernbjergene
Dutch IJzerheuvels
Esperanto Fero Montetoj
Estonian Raudmäed
Filipino Bakal Burol
Finnish Rautamäkiä
French Collines de Fer
Frisian Izeren Heuvels
Galician Montes de Ferro
Georgian რკინა მთებში
German Eisenberge
Greek Σιδήρου λόφους
Hebrew בַּרזֶל הילס
Hindi लौह पहाड़ियों
Hmong Hlau Toj
Hungarian Vasdombok
Icelandic Járnhæðir
Igbo Ígwè ugwu nta
Indonesian Bukit Besi
Irish Gaelic Cnoic Iarann
Italian Colline del Ferro
Japanese くろがね連山
Javanese Bukit Wesi
Kannada ಕಬ್ಬಿಣದ ಬೆಟ್ಟಗಳ
Kazakh Темір төбеден (Cyrillic) Temir töbeden (Latin)
Korean 철힐 스
Kurdish Çiyan Hesin (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic темир адырлар
Latin ferrum Collibus
Lao ໃນເຂດເນີນພູທາດເຫຼັກ
Latvian Dzelzs Pauguri
Lithuanian Geležies Kalvų
Luxembourgish Eisen Hiwwele
Macedonian Cyrillic Ирон Хиллс
Malagasy Vy Havoana
Malaysian Bukit Besi
Maltese Għoljiet tal-ħadid
Maori Maunga Rino
Marathi लोह टेकड्या
Mongolian Cyrillic Төмөр толгод
Navajo Yílkʼid Béésh ?
Norwegian Jernhøene
Occitan Fèrre Montanha
Pashto ناوتو كوي غونډيو
Persian آهن هیلز
Polish Żelazne Wzgórza
Portuguese (Brazil) Colinas de Ferro
Portuguese (Portugal) Montes de Ferro
Punjabi ਆਇਰਨ ਹਿਲ੍ਸ
Romanian Dealurile de Fier
Romansh Crest Fier
Russian Железные Холмы
Samoan Uʻamea Mauga
Scottish Gaelic Iarann Cnuic
Serbian Гвоздена брда (Cyrillic) Gvozdena brda (Latin)
Sesotho Tšepe maralla a
Sindhi لوهه ٽڪرين
Sinhalese යකඩ කඳු
Slovak Železné vrchy
Slovenian Železa hribih
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Colinas de Hierro
Swedish Järnbergen
Tajik Cyrillic теппаҳо дарзмол
Tamil அயர்ன் ஹில்ஸ்
Telugu ఇనుము కొండలు
Thai เหล็กฮิลส์
Turkish Demir Tepeler
Turkmen Alañ Ütük ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Ірон Гіллс
Urdu آئرن پہاڑیوں
Uzbek Темир Тепаликлар (Cyrillic) Temir Tepaliklar (Latin)
Vietnamese đồi sắt
Welsh Bryniau Haearn
Xhosa Iinduli Intsimbi
Yiddish פּרעסן היללס
Yucatec Maya Colinas Hierro
Zulu Izintaba zensimbi ?


Mountain Ranges of Arda

Ash Mountains | Echoriath | Ephel Dúath | Ered Gorgoroth | Blue Mountains | Ered Lómin | Grey Mountains | Ered Wethrin | Iron Hills | Iron Mountains | Misty Mountains | Mountains of Angmar | Mountains of Mirkwood | Mountains of Mithrim | Orocarni | Pelóri | Wall of the Sun | White Mountains | Yellow Mountains



Dwarven Realms of Middle-earth throughout the Ages
Years of the Trees & First Age Bar-en-Nibin-Noeg | Belegost | Khazad-dûm | Mount Gundabad | Nogrod | Nulukkizdîn | Iron Hills | Blue Mountains
Second Age Khazad-dûm | Belegost | Nogrod | Mount Gundabad | Blue Mountains | Iron Hills
Third Age Grey Mountains | Iron Hills | Khazad-dûm | Lonely Mountain | Blue Mountains | Dunland
Fourth Age Glittering Caves | Khazad-dûm | Lonely Mountain | Blue Mountains | Grey Mountains | Iron Hills


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Hobbit, Chapter XV: "The Gathering of the Clouds"
  2. The Hobbit, Chapter XVII: "The Clouds Burst"