Ravenhill was an outlying hill beneath Lonely Mountain.
The hill extended southward from the mountain, looking over 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: The Battle of the Five Armies
In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 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). When Thorin II and the Dwarves emerge from Erebor, they rally the Dwarves under Dáin II Ironfoot to break the Orc lines. Thorin, along with Dwalin, Fíli and Kíli ride upon the backs 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 Celduin, beginning the climactic confrontation. It is at Ravenhill that Fíli, Kíli and Thorin fall in battle, as well as Azog and Bolg.
Translations around the World
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||Morro do Corvo|