Question: What is Erebor in The Hobbit?

The Lonely Mountain, or Erebor, was a mountain in the north-east of Rhovanion. It was the source of the river Running and a major Dwarven stronghold, the Kingdom under the Mountain, at the end of the Third Age and well into the Fourth.

Is Erebor mentioned in The Hobbit?

In The Lord of the Rings, the mountain is called by the Sindarin name Erebor. The Lonely Mountain is a symbol of adventure in The Hobbit, and of the titular Hobbit Bilbo Bagginss maturation as an individual.

How did Erebor fall?

The Sack of Erebor occurred when the dragon Smaug attacked the Lonely Mountain and drove the Dwarves of Erebor from their capital.

Why did Gandalf want a hobbit?

Gandalf thought Bilbo to be a suitable companion to Thorin and his Dwarves for a number of reasons. Finally, Gandalf thought that putting a hobbit in the company would prevent Thorin, who did not think much of hobbits and doubted Bilbos skills, from doing anything rash, such as openly confronting Smaug.

Why did Gandalf say Bilbo was a burglar?

He knew that they had a hidden sense of cunning and cleverness. Hobbits also get along with other races quite well, as they are free of prejudices. This is why he chose Bilbo as a burglar and also why he had faith in Frodo and Sam, as he knew that only a hobbit had the inner strength to bear the ring.

Why did Gandalf choose a hobbit?

Gandalf picks Bilbo because he thinks that going on an adventure will release the Took side of Bilbo and be good for him in the end. You bring up a good point about the nature of Hobbits. Gandalf, from his experience, saw that hobbits lacked the greed of Dwarves and Men and the arrogance of Elves.

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