Aesop's "The Crow and the Pitcher" illustrates Crow's intelligence and how "necessity is the mother of invention".
For Southwestern Native Americans the Raven~Crow was their “Storyteller”. Passing down knowledge and wisdom from generation to generation through myths, stories and parables. Listeners beware! Raven was also a trickster, one could never be sure if the story he told was a simple truth or held some more mischievous lesson....
Ravens are considered by many to be the most intelligent of the birds, and they are known for collecting bright, shiny or colorful objects to decorate their nests.
For me they represent the “scavenger” or “gatherer” of my found objects from the past.
The key Raven~Crow holds symbolizes the opening of doors and the welcoming of positive change into our lives.
When Raven~Crow is perched on a ball he serves as a representation of living in balance.
If he is perched on a heart, it is to help us remember that which is most important in our lives.
Raven~Crow sometimes holds a pair of dice to symbolize chance or fate.
The egg relates to new beginnings, to potential and to family and ancestry.
If he holds an old watch it is to remind us of our place in the universe and to live in the moment.
Raven~Crow uses a compass to help us find our way or to give us direction.
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