“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
Raven/Crow and humankind have had varying relationships for thousands of years. The Vikings believed Raven was the messenger of Thor, Raven was also seen as highly intelligent and good omens before a battle. Many Indigenous people's of Canada have long standing stories of Raven. The Haida knew Raven as a shape shifter, and bringer of light. Indeed, there has been much attention and personification placed on this symbolic corvid over the centuries.
In modern urban society, Raven/Crow has become a nuisance to some, a friend and jouster to others. I wouldnt expect any less from such a bird. Many people find her squawking unpleasant, her dress too plain, her numbers too grand. However, there still remains a few people who know Raven's intelligence and legends.
The focus of this series is to look at perception, through the mystical interpretation of Raven. We all see the world a little differently, there is no right or wrong, just variations. There is no better character I can think of to explore this theme.
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