the Raven is a rather large Black Crow of higher intelligence than one might think.
imaginative and superior in problem solving,
this bird has been revered in myth and legend for centuries;
and no wounder:
the brain pan of this noble bird
is one of the largest of birds.
Among the Norse,
Raven banner standards were carried by Jarls of Orkney,
King Canute the Great of England,
Norway and Denmark, and Harald Hardrada.
Symbolic to the Celts the Goddess Morrígan
alighted on the hero Cú Chulainn’s shoulder
in the form of a raven after his death.
Bran the Blessed translates to raven
whose head was buried in the White Hill of London as a talisman
against invasion Of the Tlingit and Haida cultures,
the Raven was both a Trickster and Creator god.
Even in Edger Allen Poe’s famous poem The Raven is a harbinger of thought provoking tidings.
In my collection of jewelry,
I have created a Raven flying across the sky,
the his wings resting on the wind.
Please visit my Raven Amulet Page.
For more nature designs, please see my Flora and Fauna Jewelry page