Hugin and Munin

Hugin and Munin (Norse, “thought” and “memory”) are the twin ravens of Norse mythology.  They are the servants of the Norse All-Father, Odin. According to legend, they are sent out each morning and report back to Odin each evening on the reports of the happenings of the world.

The examples above are adapted from a Viking picture stone from Gotland, Sweden, called the “Larbro” stone, which depicts scenes of the Norse Gods and the afterlife.

The Larbro Stone
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Luke Price-Robinson March 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Many people don’t realise that Odin’s Ravens are a form of compensation for his sacrificed Right Eye. One of the consequences of the Allfather’s deal with Mimir (to drink from the Well of Wisdom), was that he could no longer see all of Midgard from his hall, Valhalla. So the Ravens are divine Witnesses to the world of men.

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