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Dates
Founded III 1999; deserted1 III 2210; refounded III 2590; sacked by Smaug III 2770; refounded once more III 2941
Location
To the northeast of Mirkwood, at the source of the River Running
Origins
Founded by Thráin I of Durin's Folk
Race
Division
Pronunciation
e'reborr (the final 'r' should be pronounced - 'rr' is used here to emphasise this)
Meaning
Literally 'Lonely Mountain'
Other names

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Map of Erebor and surrounding lands

The Lonely Mountain; the Dwarf-kingdom founded by Thráin I after the loss of Khazad-dûm. The kingdom was destroyed by the dragon Smaug, but was refounded by Thráin's descendant Thorin II Oakenshield.


Notes

1

In fact, Erebor was probably not completely deserted between III 2210 and III 2590, but the royal house of Durin's Folk was removed, and the Longbeards were ruled from the Grey Mountains for this period of its history.

See also...

Aglarond, An Unexpected Party, Aravorn, Arkenstone, Bain, Balbo Baggins, Balin, Bard II, Barrel-rider, Battle of Dale, Battle of Five Armies, Bilbo Baggins, Birthday Party, Bofur, Book of Mazarbul, [See the full list...]

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  • Updated 27 February 2008
  • Updates planned: 4

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