Areopagus was name this way, because according to mythology, this is where the god of war Ares was tried for the murder of Poseidonʼs son Alirrothios.
But, according to another version, the name is due to the cave of Erinyes that was located in the north slope of the hill.
The hill is mentioned in Aeschylus tragedy "The Eumenides", because this was the place where Orestes was tried for the murder of his mother. But, Areopagus is well known mostly for the first Christian preaching to the Athenians by Apostle Paul in 51 AD.
Height of Areopagus Hill: 115 m