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    Seeing a One-eyed Raven?

    Is there any significance placed upon seeing one in Heathenry?

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    One eye is a sign of Odin.

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    Odin had one eye and is one of three raven gods. It is implied he is a raven himself.

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    Are there any folktales that have an ordinary person seeing a one-eyed raven as an important element and offer specific reasoning for the appearance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coillearnach View Post
    Are there any folktales that have an ordinary person seeing a one-eyed raven as an important element and offer specific reasoning for the appearance?
    Is your inquiry impelled by Game of Thrones? That show made Bran Stark at one with the ravens, but Bran is a Celtic god and that's basically his story, with a legend about birds in the Tower of London. The way you phrase your inquest, looks like a merger of Odin and a raven, rather than One Eye flanked by Huginn ok Muninn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodskarl Dubhgall View Post
    Is your inquiry impelled by Game of Thrones? That show made Bran Stark at one with the ravens, but Bran is a Celtic god and that's basically his story, with a legend about birds in the Tower of London. The way you phrase your inquest, looks like a merger of Odin and a raven, rather than One Eye flanked by Huginn ok Muninn.
    No, not Game of Thrones More along the lines of possible supernatural significance in Germanic mythology/folklore of sighting a one-eyed raven or having one take a particular interest in you, like crows/ravens being harbingers of death in Celtic mythology if they fly into a window, caw three times, etc. I'll take anything really that has a grounding in Indo-European paganisms.

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    Eine Krähe hackt nicht einer Anderen ein Auge aus
    A Crow hacks not another one an eye out
    is a common sentence in German tongue .

    Crow , similar to Raven , is likely more fairy tale ment : A human .
    Mk 10:18 What do you call me a good master, no-one is good .

    Gylfaginning 1.39 But on wine alone Odin in arms renowned Forever lives.

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    There are 3 ravens in a field nearby to the place I live. I walk and ride my bike on a path near that field. Call me an idiot, but I'm C-E-R-T-A-I-N that they know me by now. They don't fly away anymore. They have an observant look at me and and then do their stuff. Mind that I'm not more than 2 meters away from them. I would lay my hand in the fire for the fact that they remember me and know faaaaaar more stuff than others birds. Highly intelligent 'compatriots'. No surprise that Wodan has two ravens helping him and not two...ehm....blackbirds?
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