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When Ravens Beat Their Black Image


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, ravens )

Cher
- 599 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Sacred Mysteries: from Wiltshire to Lisbon, Christopher Howse finds a brighter side to the dark reputation of the raven



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Teresa W. (690)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:30 am
thank you
 

John Gregoire (255)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:58 am
Excellent. also read Bernt Heinrich on ravens.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:50 am
Ravens are very intelligent and quite beautiful.
 

Penny C. (79)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:45 am
Thanks.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:03 am
The first time I can actually say I saw a raven was on the grounds of the Tower of London. I was amazed at their size and color. They are so black, in the sun, they have a hint of blue.
 

Constance F. (433)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 11:13 am
Ditto Arielle ! Yes, they are. Not all cultures symbolized Raven as the devil, feeding on corruption, sin (Christianity) or death and mortification, malevolence, deceit. yada, yada Greek, Chinese, Scandinavian, etc symbolized the raven with positive attributes. I can't remember exactly what germanic tribe it was, angles, saxons, one of those...but the reason, they accepted Christianity when it was introduced to them because they stood to gain monetarily, and they figured that the concept of an afterlife offered a good deal. Crack up !
 

Carmen S. (611)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 11:59 am
Thanks Cher, nice to see them in a positive light as they are very smart birds.
 

Christeen Anderson (490)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:02 pm
Thank you for this article. I enjoyed it. Ravens are super smart and nice to look at too.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:31 am
I agree with Arielle S.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:15 am
noted, thanks
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:11 pm
Humans and their silly superstitions... a robin redbreast is far more scary when it comes to aggression...!
 
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