odins ravens ; huginn and muninn
(written in nordic viking runic , meaning thought and memory) With my favorite poet (edgar allan poe) lines around it (passage from the raven to collaborate) it says ;
`Other friends have flown before -
‘On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.’
Then the bird said, `Nevermore.’
i dont explain much of what i do or meaningful things often, but here it is.
Every single aspect and detail of this piece has meaning to me. The two birds, as mentioned are Huginn and Muninn - who are Odins ravens. (old nordic viking mytholgy) as story goes that Odin had one eye, for these two birds flew around the world and would inform him of what was happening everywhere
- one with the name of memory and one with the name of thought. In old viking runic found in scandinavia there has been poetry of Odin having the battle of what is more important / what he values more - thought or memory. - One being more passive than the other - (memory being more passive )
( I was also , raised with these stories -OBVIOUSLY not believing them but kind of as a fairy tale sort of a thing. I know all the stories of Valhalla , being half danish and owning all of the Valhalla comics and being obsessed as a child)
the edgar allan poe quote is almost self explanatory , as i have moved three very big times in my life and have traveled to far far places since a very young child, and know people in many parts of the world. no where is really home.Travel and moving from place to place is how i will live for the rest of my life.
Any way, that is the jest of it.
done by carli d. (chicago area)