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Rhudaur Axemen

Rhudaur Axethrowers, as seen in The Rise of the Witch-king

Hill-men were a race of men who lived in small tribes in various places in Middle-earth.

History

The tribes of the Hill-men were located in the Misty Mountains, the Ettenmoors, Northern Eriador, the Withered Heath, and Dunland. The Dunlendings were a tribe of Hill-men that chose to live in the fields of Dunland. Those of the Withered Heath, known as Mountain men, were all killed when the Dragons came from Angband in the north. Most of the Hill-men of Middle-earth were there before the Númenóreans came from over the sea.

Others were Númenórean outcasts or criminals who joined the hill-men and allied themselves with the Witch-king of Angmar. The Hill-men learned to hate the Númenóreans as they killed many Hill-men during their search for lands to settle. They helped conquer and occupy all the kingdoms of the former Arnor (Rhudaur, Cardolan and Arthedain). Most of the Hill-men were wiped out by the allied forces at the Battle of Fornost that brought down the evil realm of Angmar.[1]

Tribes

Portrayal in adaptations

The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king

Rhudaur Spearmen

Rhudaur Spearmen led by a Thrall Master

In EA's video game The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king, the Men of Rhudaur are corrupted Hill-men who ended up serving Angmar and the Witch-king. Their warriors were Rhudaur Spearmen (who bear sharp spears), Rhudaur Axemen (who throw sharp axes), and Thrall Masters (Who in gameplay can summon them, Gundabad Orcs, or Wolf Riders). Hwaldar the Chieftain of Rhudaur was their leader, and was disloyal to Arnor's royalty. He was defeated by Men of Arnor once becoming hostile, but Angmar came to free him, as Morgomir, the Witch-king's second, recognized a valuable ally to control the forces of Men of Rhudaur. Angmar then destroyed two camps of Arnor and of the Dúnedain. King Argeleb I and his army were all slain, and Rhudaur was now of Angmar's dominion.

Gallery

Thrall Master 2
A Thrall Master and his armies of Gundabad Wolf Riders and Rhudaur men ready to attack.
Rhudaur Axemen 2
Rhudaur Axethrower
Rhudaur Spearmen 2
Rhudaur Spearman
Hwaldar 2
Hwaldar, the evil chieftain being hosted by the Arnorians, as shown in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Heuwel mense
Albanian Njerëz të kodrave
Amharic ኮረብታ ህዝብ
Arabic سكان التلال
Armenian Բլուր-Ժողովուրդը
Basque Muino-herri
Belarusian Cyrillic Узгорак-народ
Bengali পাহাড় সম্প্রদায়
Bosnian Brdo-narod
Bulgarian Cyrillic Хълм-народ
Azerbaijani Təpə-xalq
Cambodian ប្រជាជននៅលើភ្នំ
Catalan Gent dels turons
Chinese 丘 人民
Croatian Brdo-narod
Czech Kopec-lidé
Danish Bakke folk
Dutch Heuvelvolk
Esperanto Popolo de la montetoj
Estonian Küngas-rahvas
Finnish Vuorilaiset
French Gens du collines
Galician Pobo dos outeiros
Georgian ბორცვი ხალხი
German Bergmenschen
Greek Οι άνθρωποι των λόφων
Hebrew אנשי הגבעות
Hindi पहाड़ी लोग
Hungarian Domb-emberek
Icelandic Hóllfólk
Indonesian Bukit-rakyat
Irish Gaelic Daoine Sléibhe
Italian Uomini delle Colline
Japanese 丘 人民
Javanese Paredèn-wong
Kannada ಬೆಟ್ಟ ಜನರು
Kazakh Төбе халық (Cyrillic) Töbe xalıq (Latin)
Korean 언덕 인민
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дөбө-эл
Laotian ປະຊາຊົນເຂດພູ
Latvian Paugurs-tauta
Lithuanian Kalva-žmonės
Luxembourgish Hiwwelleit
Macedonian Cyrillic Брдо-луѓе
Malaysian Bukit-orang
Marathi टेकडी लोक
Mongolian Cyrillic Гүвээ-ард түмэн
Nepalese पहाड मानिसहरु
Norwegian Ås folk
Occitan Gents del colinas
Pashto غونډۍ خلگ
Persian تپه مردم
Polish Wzgórze-lud
Portuguese Povo do colinas
Punjabi ਪਹਾੜੀ ਲੋਕ
Romanian Oamenii dealurilor
Russian Люди Холмов
Serbian Брдо-народ (Cyrillic) Brdo-narod (Latin)
Sinhalese කන්ද මහජන
Slovak Kopec-ľudia
Slovenian Grič-narod
Spanish Gente del colinas
Swahili Kilima watu
Swedish Kulle folk
Tajik Cyrillic одамони теппа
Tamil குன்று மக்கள்
Telugu కొండ ప్రజలు
Thai ประชาชนเนินเขา
Turkish Tepe-halk
Ukrainian Cyrillic Пагорб-народ
Urdu پہاڑی لوگ
Uzbek Адирлар-халқ (Cyrillic) Adirlar-xalq (Latin)
Vietnamese Đồi-nhân dân
Welsh Pobl Bryn
Yiddish בערגל פאלק

References

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iii): "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
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