Crow Divination Pt 2 of 3

Crow Divination Pt 2 of 3

Photo by Vail Joy In this series, I explore a few ways in which Crows have been seen as fortune tellers, farseers, and omens. Be sure to read Part 1: Divination According to Medicine Men Divination According to the Druids Divination was an important part of pan-Celtic life. The Mediterranean accounts tell of extremely superstitious Celts studying the bloody, warm,

Yata-Garasu – The Ravens of Japanese Myth

Yata-Garasu – The Ravens of Japanese Myth

One of the oldest symbols in Japanese mythology is the 3-Legged Bird, called Yatagarasu (八咫烏) in Japanese. This legendary bird was said to have led the Emperor Jimmu from Kumano no kuni (熊の国), which is present-day Wakyama Prefecture, to Yamato no kuni (大和国), which is present-day Nara Prefecture. The three-legged (or "tripedal") bird is a creature found in various mythologies

Raven Lore: Origin of Light

Raven Lore: Origin of Light

Bill Reid According to the Native American legend told by many Pacific Northwest tribes, including the Inuit, "In the beginning the world was in total darkness." This is a common beginning to most creation stories, but this one has a twist. The Raven, who had existed from the beginning of time, was tired of groping about and bumping into things

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