Smart and sassy, ravens have long intrigued me and have made their way into folk lore of people the world over. Ravens can be taught to speak and have a complex vocabulary of their own. "To have a raven's knowledge" is an Irish proverb meaning to have a seer's supernatural powers.
In many cultures Raven represents the mystery of the unknown, death and transformation, creation, healing, wisdom, protection, and prophecy.
Raven is both the symbol of the sun, and the symbol of a moonless night.
They slept until the black raven,
the blithe hearted
proclaimed the joy of heaven