Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hugin and Munin

quote from wiki
In Norse mythology, Odin has two pet ravens Hugin and Munin serving as his eyes and ears - Hugin being referred to as thought and Muninn as memory. Every day the ravens fly out from Hliðskjálf and bring Odin news from Midgard.

I dont know which one this raven is!! Hugin or Munin. The other was on the cerdar forest floor, and this one was talking.

Wiki says they are the smartest birds. One story I heard told how they rescued a child on a road in traffic, probably by bringing attention of the peril to the parents...but I forget how it went.

The 12x was set to take three pics, focus bracketing...and pretty much on it's own took these remarkable pics.

Fump...blogger has put them in reverse order...but just scroll up to see the sequence.

more wiki

Sierra Miwok (How Ravens Became People)
In the myth How Kah'-kah-loo The Ravens Became People, there was an epic flood, and the first world people climbed a mountain to avoid drowning. The water finally receded. They were starving, they thought it was safe to come down and look for food. But they sank into the mud and died. The ravens came to sit on the holes where the people died, one raven at each hole. The ravens turned into new people the Miwok


That's cool. The Miwok were the last Indians to live in the Valley.

And one more....

Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?


I'd be content with equal.

Tree in the Door
August 24, 2007

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