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The term King under the Mountain was used in a good deal of Celtic mythology (and later fairy tales) to refer to the ruler of the supernatural creatures particular to a given location, particularly the sidhe.


In J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe of Middle-earth, the King under the Mountain is the title of the Dwarven ruler who resides at the Lonely Mountain of Erebor. The King under the Mountain was also by right King of Durin's Folk.


In The Hobbit, the dragon Smaug was held to be the only "king" on Erebor. Thorin Oakenshield was in fact in line to be the King under the Mountain.


Kings under the Mountain


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Lonely Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor) is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion.
Bard later became king of the area in the shadow of the Lonely Mountain, known as Dale.
During the battle, Thorin was mortally injured, and the titles King under the Mountain and King of Durin's Folk passed to Dáin.
King under the Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (150 words)
The term King under the Mountain was used in a good deal of Celtic mythology (and later fairy tales) to refer to the ruler of the supernatural creatures particular to a given location, particularly the sidhe.
The king in the mountain is a motif found in several folktales.
Tolkien's fantasy universe of Middle-earth, the King under the Mountain is the title of the Dwarven ruler who resides at the Lonely Mountain of Erebor.
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