About “Two Ravens”

People often ask me about the name “Two Ravens”


Norse mythology describes the god Odin as having a pair of ravens that perched on his shoulders. Named Huginn (Thought) and Muninn (Mind), they would fly around the world (Midgard) every day to see what was going on, then come back every night, to whisper in Odin’s ear. In this way, he always knew what was going on everywhere. Read more here…

A few more thoughts about ravens…

Many people think of ravens as just another bird. They are, in fact, among the smartest of all animals, birds or otherwise. Maybe not on the same level as primates, but certainly far more clever than dogs. They make and use tools, work together to solve problems and recruit wolves and human hunters to get food they couldn’t catch on their own. They also like to do things like barrel rolls for fun and play tricks on others.

For further reading about ravens, Candace Savage has written an excellent book on the subject. This National Geographic video shows them in action.