Odin’s Ravens

Symbol of wisdom, carnage

Hugin and Munin were Odin’s raven twins. Odin with his ravens was depicted on brooches, amulets, and helmets even before the Vikings. If a raven appeared after a sacrifice to Odin, it signaled that the sacrifice had been accepted. Ravens were frequently spotted around battlegrounds. Carrion eaters, they eat the flesh of the dead. Ravens and Odin became associated as a result of the transport of slain soldiers to Valhalla.

Odin’s ravens were said to be sent forth into the world to gather information and wisdom for him. They’d return at night and whisper their findings into Odin’s ears. They will also accompany Odin to combat and advise him of his adversary’s intentions.

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