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  Walking Raven -- Raven in Mythology
For centuries the corvids, ravens and crows in particular (corvus corax is the Latin name for the common raven and corvus corone for the carrion and hooded crows), have had a special place in the mythology of various cultures.
Raven appears as one of the forms of the god Ninsubur in Semitic tales, and the raven, crow and rook all appear in the flood tale of Siberian myth, not one of them returning to the ark, as they were far too busy eating carcasses of drowned animals.
The constancy of Raven is his quest to fulfil an appetite - whether this be food, news, the sight of the slain on the battlefield, spirits of the dead for the Underworld, healing or prophecies of the future.
www.walkingraven.com /raven-in-mythology   (3143 words)

  
  Common Raven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Common Raven is the official bird of the Yukon and of the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
The raven is the national bird of Bhutan because it adorns the royal hat, representing the deity Gonpo Jarodonchen (Mahakala with a raven's head); one of the important guardian deities of Bhutanese culture.
The raven was a common device used by the Vikings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_Raven   (2012 words)

  
 Raven in Mythology
Ravens, the largest of the family, reaching as much as 3 feet from beak to tail, form groups as juveniles, pairing off into lifelong monogamous and extremely territorial relationships at around the age of three.
Raven appears as one of the forms of the god Ninsubur in Semitic tales, and the raven, crow and rook all appear in the flood tale of Siberian myth, not one of them returning to the ark, as they were far too busy eating carcasses of drowned animals.
The constancy of Raven is his quest to fulfil an appetite - whether this be food, news, the sight of the slain on the battlefield, spirits of the dead for the Underworld, healing or prophecies of the future.
www.ravenfamily.org /nascakiyetl/obs/rav1.html   (3201 words)

  
 Unkindness and murders
For centuries the corvids, ravens and crows in particular (Corvus corax is the Latin name for the common raven and corvus corone for the carrion and hooded crows), have had a special place in the mythology of various cultures.
Ravens tended Cuchulainn when he was very ill, which is about the only time Cuchulainn appears to have ha d anything approaching a good relationship with the birds, save for when he was announced by two Druidic ravens on his entrance to Elysium(12).
The constancy of Raven is his quest to fulfil an appetite - whether this be food, news, the sight of the slain on the battlefield, spirits of the dead for the Underworld, healing or p ro phecies of the future.
whitedragon.org.uk /articles/murders.htm   (3120 words)

  
 Common Raven: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and Game
The raven is a permanent resident in Alaska, nesting from the Seward Peninsula and the Brooks Range throughout the mainland, south to Kodiak Island, throughout the Aleutian Chain and along the coast and mountains of Southeast Alaska.
Ravens are probably very long-lived in the wild; one captive bird died of old age at 29 years.
Ravens in the Interior begin displaying courtship behavior in mid-January, and by mid-March adult pairs are roosting near their nesting locations.
www.adfg.state.ak.us /pubs/notebook/bird/raven.php   (765 words)

  
 RAVEN Stories: Background
Raven, like Mink and Coyote and other spirit beings of the Northwest mythology, was as fickle and unpredictable as nature and its seasons.
Raven was a glutton and trickster, but he showed pity for the naked people he found in a giant clamshell.
Raven was the Creator-Trickster of the Northwestern Indian mythology.
www.eldrbarry.net /rabb/rvn/raven.htm   (1078 words)

  
 Corvus corax English
The raven is believed to be intelligent and regarded as the king of Corvidae family.
The wolf, the eagle, the salmon, the bear, the dear, and all the animals of the land and of the sea.
The raven has a [feather called] lævedolge by means of which it finds meat and knows where the wolf goes at night.
web.telia.com /~u85903393/corvus_english.html   (1541 words)

  
 Raven
Raven is a central figure in West Coast traditions from California to Alaska.
Raven was perpetually hounded by the trickster-god, Coyote.
Raven is known by many names, including He'maskas (Bella Bella tradition), Txamsem or We-gyet (Tsimshian), Nankil'slas (Haida), Yehl (Tlingit), and Kwekwaxa'we (Kwakiutl).
www.pantheon.org /mythica/articles/r/raven.html   (107 words)

  
 raven, raven myth, raven mythology
This Raven Mandala was designed combining the styles of traditional Pacific Northwest Coast Indian art with celtic knotwork.
Birds of myth, mystery, intelligence, and curiosity, ravens and crows have fascinated humans for untold centuries.
John E. Smelcer is widely regarded as the most eminent scholar of Alaska Native Studies, especially of NW Indian and Alaska Native mythology.
www.magictails.com /rmraven.html   (375 words)

  
 The Legacy of Names
Raven is also associated with the Valkyries, warrior maidens who were said to take raven form as they scanned the battlefields in search of worthy slain warriors to bring to Valhalla.
In the Celtic lands, ravens are associated with the Morrigan, the triple faced goddess of battles and death.
Raven is also credited with sheltering the first humans, and with placing the sun, moon, and stars in the proper places in the sky.
www2.potsdam.edu /abrams53/names.htm   (866 words)

  
 Totems to Turquoise | American Museum of Natural History
Soon Raven is reborn from her as a raven/human child.
When the old man finally opens the box containing the light, Raven grabs it and flies out of the house—causing light to spread throughout the world and revealing that the old man's daughter is as beautiful as the fronds of a hemlock tree.
As Raven flies away, Eagle sees him and tries to steal the light, causing Raven to drop some of it, which becomes the Moon and the stars.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/totems/cosmology/raven.php   (373 words)

  
 Raven (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Raven, the spirit of the raven bird, is a trickster god in the mythology of various native peoples of northwest North America, including the Haida, Kwakiutl and Tsimshian.
A raven story from the Puget Sound region describes the Raven as having originally lived in the land of spirits (literally bird land) that existed before the world of humans.
In the creator role, and in the Raven's role as the totem and ancestor of one of the four northwest clan houses, the Raven is often addressed as Grandfather Raven.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Raven_(mythology)   (658 words)

  
 Canku Ota - Dec. 16, 2000 - Raven Tricks Crow
Raven just laughed when Crow (his cousin) urged him to follow Squirrel's example but Raven never prepared for the cold months, when the snow would drift over the ground and cover all the remaining food.
The raven has a large and varied vocabulary, including guttural croaks, gurglings, and a sharp metallic "tok" (which Peso has learned to mimic all too well!) The common raven usually is solitary but may feed in small flocks.
Mythology: The Raven is a central figure in West Coast native traditions from California to Alaska.
www.turtletrack.org /Issues00/Co12162000/CO_12162000_Raven.htm   (1712 words)

  
 Tower's raven mythology may be a Victorian flight of fantasy | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
The full-blown version of the legend is that the ravens have been in the tower for centuries, possibly since Roman times.
One small girl last week was torn between thrill and terror when a raven the size of a small dog stalked up to her and calmly plucked her ham roll out of her hand, before retiring behind the barriers and the "caution, these animals can bite" warnings before neatly removing it from its plastic bag.
Dr Parnell suspects the first ravens may have been pets kept by Yeomen or other staff: there was a craze for pet ravens after Edgar Allen Poe's poem in the 1850s.
www.guardian.co.uk /monarchy/story/0,2763,1351402,00.html   (1003 words)

  
 ANIMAL WISDOM
Most Native American mythology reveres Raven as a great shape shifter; in Haida mythology (Haida are considered one of North America’s first Native People), Raven uses shape shifting and trickery to steal the Stars, Moon and Sun for the humans.
In nearly all Raven Mythology, throughout the world, Raven was once pure white, with tales from being turned fl by a God for being bearer of bad news, to his being burned fl when stealing fire for humans or when stealing light for humans.
If Raven has only just appeared to you, he may be signaling a time of great change, particularly a change in conscience, a change in the way you see the world.
www.griffinsgate.net /animalwisdom.html   (666 words)

  
 The Raven in Mythology
The raven was Apollo’s “talisman.” Perhaps some part of the “mystery” surrounding the raven may be associated with the enigmatic prophecies of the oracle at Delphi.
It is Raven who is responsible for releasing the sun, establishing a rhythm to the seasons and providing shamans with their visionary and healing powers.
It is this brighter side of the raven, this intelligence and ingenuity, an ability to use cunning – this association with light, illumination, truth and goodness, that is the mascot for Alonso High School.
www.teacherjoe.com /mythology.htm   (563 words)

  
 ANIMAL Teachers: Winged Ones: Raven
A complex bird in both nature and mythology, Raven is noted for her innovative solutions to problems that She encounters.
Also, when Raven is cold, She puffs herself up, looking a bit raggedy with a ruff around her neck.
Among early Christians, Raven was a messenger sent by God to feed the saints in the wilderness.
www.funkman.org /animal/bird/raven.html   (421 words)

  
 Greg Horner pins and zipper pulls
The Raven necklace is on a fl leather adjustable cord.
Raven is the creator in Northwest Coast mythology.
Raven is a symbol of intelligence and wit with a precocious nature
www.ravenswindow.com /cloisonne.html   (543 words)

  
 Raven Project
In the 'Seven Ravens' the little girl is prepared to endure a challenging pilgrimage to find her brothers.
The Raven has carried powerful medicine of magic throughout time.
Raven magic can give you courage to enter the darkness of the void, which is the home of all that is not yet in form.
www.dailywriting.net /Ravens.htm   (475 words)

  
 Legend of the Raven in mythology of Pacific Northwest coast Native Americans.
Legend of the Raven in mythology of Pacific Northwest coast Native Americans.
Probably the most intelligent of birds, the raven is central to the mythology of Pacific Northwest coast Native Americans.
The cedar that was used as the model for the framework of Rand Jack's 14K gold Raven Pendant came from the ancient Canyon Lake Creek Community Forest in northwest Washington, where the 1,000-year-old yellow cedar trees predate the Crusades.
www.birdsbyrandjack.com /R.legend.html   (129 words)

  
 Raven in the Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Inside are men and women with crests of the raven and the eagle; the two main Haida Crests.
Ravens may not marry ravens, only eagles, and eagles may only marry ravens.
Story poles would tell a legend, i.e., like raven freeing light, then all of the figures used on the pole would be part of the myth.
www.folkart.com /raven/raven.htm   (812 words)

  
 RAVEN : The deity from Native American Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the beginning, RAVEN was first and foremost a Creator and Trickster God — especially of the Haida tribe, who claim he discovered the first humans hiding in a clam shell and brought them berries and salmon.
The Chief's daughter was sipping a drink and RAVEN fluttered into the cup as she raised it to her lips.
RAVEN spread light throughout the world and so the Chief's daylight saving scheme came to an end.
www.godchecker.com /pantheon/native_american-mythology.php?deity=RAVEN   (568 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - Northwest Coast Native settings - Trickster
In Haida mythology, Raven is a central actor.
A significant event in mythical time occurred when Raven released the first humans from a clamshell in which they were hiding.
Throughout the Northwest Coast, Raven, the trickster has summoned men and women to their daily doings, reminding them of the follies of human flesh and spirit.
www.civilization.ca /aborig/nwca/nwcam11e.html   (219 words)

  
 TheRaven's Aviary - Fiction etc.
Ravens, Crows, and birds of ill omen seem to be quite prevalent in the field of literature.
Raven's Nest - A poem by Donald Levering.
Crows or ravens may also be responsible for the Phoenix Legend.
www.shades-of-night.com /aviary/birdfict.html   (332 words)

  
 R a v e n L i n k s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Crows and Ravens - Covers the difference between Ravens and Crows (and yes, there is a marked difference), Raven/Crow mythology, intelligence comparisons between Crows and Ravens, and Corvid facts.
Raven's Aviary - One of the most extensive Corvid Photo galleries on the internet, as well as basic biological information and a section on what to do if you find an injured/abandoned Corvid.
It's a wonderful compilation of his studies of the Ravens he's raised and those observed in the wild.
members.tripod.com /LadyDmnFyre/RavenLinks.html   (247 words)

  
 Raven Publishing orderform
Raven is about to take flight and break free from the circle in another attempt to make changes and restructure the world.
Raven is recreating himself in a new form for the artistic task of making visible the spiritual and mythological.
Both ravens hold in their beaks a symbolic starburst design unit representing artistic knowledge, which is about to be shared with the world.
www.ravenpublishing.com /orderform.htm   (1804 words)

  
 Earth | Moon - Ted Hughes : Sel. Video and TV Broadcasts
Hughes reads poems from Remains of Elmet over by video footage of the area and stills of some of Fay Godwin's photographs.
The Focus of his documentary is on Crows and Ravens.
Featured are Bernd Heinrich (one of the most prominent researchers in the field and author of Mind of the Raven and Ravens in Winter), Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin.
www.earth-moon.org /th_video_tv.html   (313 words)

  
 Raven's Roost: An Online Bookshop
Raven, Mouse Woman and the myths and legends of the Pacific Northwest.
One, however, for which she is noted, for is in print -Raven's Cry - it is a novel about the coming together of the Haida and European cultures and a tribute to a vanished way of life.
I highly recommend her book - Potlatch - which helps us understand the traditions of this important aspect of Northwest culture by describing the ceremonies and customs of the various kinds of potlatches as they were observed in the nineteenth century.
www.eldrbarry.net /rabb/rvn/roost.htm   (2010 words)

  
 Page one of A Gathering of Crows
It is actually latin for raven, but i have found that it is a popular name for people who love crows or ravens to use.
It is said that the news was brought to him by his bird, the raven, then pure white with beautiful snowy plumage, and that Apollo in a fit of furious anger, and with the complete injustice the gods usually showed when they were angry, punished the faithful messenger by turning his feathers fl.
As they danced, Raven would open the lid of the pot as if to check the stew, but really he was eating bits of it.
www.geocities.com /Athens/9884/crow.html   (3684 words)

  
 Raven's Path
In world mythology the Raven holds a place that is both revered and reviled.
The Raven will teach you lessons that you need to survive, but you can also expect him to pull tricks on you, some of them deadly.
The Raven is a teacher, mentor, friend, scoundrel, trickster and guide.
www.angelfire.com /falcon/ravenspath   (205 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Ravensong: A Natural And Fabulous History Of Ravens And Crows: Books: Catharine Feher-Elston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From the raven's role as trickster in Native American religion to its capacity to captivate ornithologists and biologists, the raven is an archetype in myth, dream, song, and ritual.
Several books have been published exploring the amazing intellignce of ravens, and ravens also appear in various books on mythology, but you can't do justice to ravens until you combine both perspectives, both their real lives and why they have appealed to the human imagination.
This book finally puts everything together, the biology and the mythology, the raven psychology and the human psychology, and that's why it deserves to be called Ravensong, for it is a song, a tribute to the complete creature.
www.amazon.com /Ravensong-Natural-Fabulous-History-Ravens/dp/1585423572   (1349 words)

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