Linda Jarvis: Birds of a Feather

[caption id="attachment_931" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="The Red Door"][/caption] "Today I heard a raven in the distance. As he flew over me he sent out his throaty, gravelly call. I called back, pretty nicely I might add, but he kept going without answering. However, as he flew by, the whispers of his wings pushing the air landed so quietly on my ears it nearly took my breath away. So...

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Alice Richard’s Dreamland

Dreamland is a series from illustrator Alice Richard inspired by the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, intended to accompany the spectacle by the same name played by EidÔloN. As is commonplace with Poe, Crows and Ravens make an appearance throughout the series without having to be intriduced formally by the words. [one_half]By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT, On a black throne...

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Japan’s Samurai Blue & the Three Legged Crow

We touched on Japanese mythology awhile back, skimming over the several ways in which crows and ravens have spiralled their way into Japanese art, culture, and religion throughout the centuries. With World Cup fever sweeping the land, the "Samurai Blue" color of Japan's national soccer team can be seen everywhere. Equally familiar is the team's black crow emblem. Few people, however, look closely enough at this bird...

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