Several cultures consider the raven (and the very similar crow) an omen. The Celtic goddess Morrigan, representing death among other things, has taken the form of a raven at times. If you love this dark, majestic, eerie bird, this is the raven bracelet for you!
- Medium Braid (12 guage)
- Available in bronze or silver
The Celtic Raven
The raven, bird of the battle field, was associated with Morrigan, the Celtic goddess of the balancing forces of life and death, sexuality and conflict. Morrígan, in the form of a raven, landed on Cú Chulainn’s shoulder after his death. The Welsh name Bran translates to raven. A Welsh god carries this name, Bran the Blessed. The circa 12th century Welsh text The Dream of Rhonabwy includes references to ravens.
The Norse Raven
Two ravens sit on Odin’s shoulders, and bring to his ears all that they hear and see. Their names are Hugin and Munin. At dawn he sends them out to fly over the whole world, and they come back at breakfast time. Thus he gets information about many things, and hence he is called Rafnagud (raven-god). As is here said:
Hugin and Munin
Fly every day
Over the great earth.
I fear for Hugin
That he may not return,
Yet more am I anxious for Munin.
from the Icelandic poem Gylfaginning
by Snorri Sturluson