The raven is symbolic of mind, thought and wisdom according to Norse legend, as their god Odin was accompanied by two ravens: Hugin who represented the power of thought and active search for information. The other raven, Mugin represented the mind, and its ability to intuit meaning rather than hunting for it. Odin would send these two ravens out each day to soar across the lands. At day’s end, they would return to Odin and speak to him of all they had spied upon and learned on their journeys.
Odin was also known as the Raven God. He had many daughters known as Valkyries who could transform into ravens . I like to think Valkyries would ride as ravens after a bloody battle and whisper to the souls of fallen Norse warriors to raise up from their bodies and come with them, where they would soar the skies to Valhalla. What a trip back home that would be.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans also saw the raven as a positive sign. In spite of its midnight-colored feathers, the raven was a solar animal in this culture, and was associated with both Athena and Apollo, both deities closely affiliated with the sun, and the light of wisdom.
Embrace the raven’s wisdom with this handmade pendant! It’s made of warm copper and the raven is embedded in an intricate Celtic knotted background. The measurements are as follows:
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap but it also looks great with any metal chain (silver, gold, bronze…etc).
It would make a beautiful addition to your jewelry collection 🙂
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Happy buying 🙂