Ravenhill extended southward from the mountain, looking over the River Running and the valley of Dale. The Dwarves built a guard-post there, above which the Ravens resided, led by Roäc. In the time that the Dwarves were driven from Lonely Mountain by Smaug, Roäc's father Carc was the chief of the ravens. It was for the ravens that the hill was named.
Portrayal in adaptations
The Hobbit film trilogy
In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Ravenhill is portrayed as a snow covered ruin, hidden in the mist on the slopes of the Lonely Mountain.
It is a ruined exposed fortress lying on the rock. The fortress has a tower that looms over exposed tunnels and stairways. Next to the fortress is the running river, Celduin, that is frozen in the winter. Underneath the frozen pool is a waterfall that cascades down the cliff face. This too, is frozen solid. Above all this, is a crumbling rock tower were Azog places his command post on, during the battle. It is here where Azog uses makeshift totems to command the legions below.
Azog seizes Ravenhill as his command post from which he coordinates his forces against the allied Dwarves, Elves and Men. Using a series of banners and a horn to communicate battle strategies, he sends signals to the two different armies under his charge, initiating a war on two fronts (at the gates of the Lonely Mountain and within Dale). The Pale Orc shouts out commands to his fellow Orcs. One Orc blows the horn, while others use the huge banner-totems to command the legions down below.
When Thorin and the Dwarves emerge from Lonely Mountain, they rally the Dwarves under Dáin II Ironfoot to break the Orc lines. Thorin sees Azog on the broken tower of Ravenhill and he decides to "cut the head off the snake".
Thorin, along with Dwalin, Fíli and Kíli ride upon the backs of rams to charge the hill and confront Azog. It is there that they are ambushed by Azog as his army from Gundabad approached from the north, Azog's Orcs overcame Fíli, executing him in front of Thorin from across the River Running, beginning the climactic confrontation. It is at Ravenhill that Fíli, Kíli and Thorin fall in battle, as well as Azog and Bolg.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Belarusian Cyrillic||Крумкач узгорак|
|Bulgarian Cyrillic||Гарван хълм|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||烏丘|
|French||Colline de Corbeau|
|Gujarati||જંગલી કાગડો ટેકરી|
|Haitian Creole||Kòbo mòn|
|Kazakh Cyrillic||қарға төбе|
|Kurdish||Qerxe girik (Latin)|
|Kyrgyz Cyrillic||карга дөбө|
|Macedonian Cyrillic||Гавран Рид|
|Malay||Bukit Burung gagak|
|Mongolian Cyrillic||хэрээ дов|
|Old English||Hræfn Hyll|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||Morro do Corvo|
|Scottish Gaelic||Fitheach a 'bheinn|
|Serbian||Гавран Брдо (Cyrillic) Gavran brdo (Latin)|
|Spanish||Colina de cuervo|
|Tajik Cyrillic||Зоц теппа|
|Ukrainian Cyrillic||Ворон Пагорб|
|Urdu||پہاڑی کوا ہل ?|