Raven Tattoo Meanings, Designs, and Ideas (2023)

Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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The raven is a dark, elegant bird that translates nicely into a tattoo. Like most animal designs, the raven is usually deeply symbolic to the wearer. It can be designed in many different ways to convey your personal meaning and suit your personality.

In this article, I will discuss raven tattoo designs and their symbolism. In the end, I hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.

The History of Raven Symbolism in Various Cultures

  • The raven is a common fixture in ancient and modern literature. In most books, the raven was a dark character and often linked to death.
  • Many ancient cultures believed that the magical raven carried powerful secrets. In some mythologies, this bird is thought to be a creature that can't keep a secret.
  • The raven is the first bird mentioned in the Bible. Later, Noah releases a raven after the flood to see if the waters have receded. According to the Law of Moses, it is forbidden to eat ravens.
  • In the Quran's story of Cain and Abel, it is a raven who teaches Cain how to bury his brother.
  • The raven is also associated with Celtic culture. This is one reason why you will see raven tattoos in Celtic art. The Celts were no strangers to war and saw ravens eating the dead on the battlefield. They viewed the raven as a symbol of war and death.
  • However, the Celtic raven tattoo also represents protection, magic, and prophecy. This is primarily because they believed that this bird had magical powers.
  • Native Americans believed that the raven brought light to the earth and that it was a symbol of balance, of the dance between good and bad.
  • In Greek and Roman mythology, the raven is linked to Apollo and Athena. Since it flies high in the sky, it has attributes of the sun and wisdom.
  • In Viking or Norse mythology, Odin is referred to as the "raven-god" because of his association with Huginn (an Old Norse word for "thought") and Muninn ("memory"), the two ravens that perch on his shoulders. These two fly around the world and bring information back to whisper in his ear.
  • Odin also had two wolf familiars, Geri and Freki. Ravens are often called Wolf-Birds because they often form friendly symbiotic relationships with wolves. Many old stories of the Tlingit and Inuit, two Native American groups in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, told about wily ravens who played tricks on both wolves and humans.

The raven is a symbol of intelligence and wisdom. This tattoo can represent both the good and bad in its wearer.

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What Do Raven Tattoos Represent?

Common associations with ravens are:

  • Protection: Because they watch over events.
  • Magic: Usually dark, Pagan, or otherworldly.
  • Future: Their bird's-eye-view gives them a kind of omniscience.
  • Secrets: For the same reason they can see the future.
  • Death: Not as a cause of death, but perhaps as an omen.
  • Light: Native Americans believed they brought light to earth.
  • Shadows: Literally and psychologically; ravens represent the unconscious, unknown side of a personality.
  • Inner Self: Jung associated ravens with the parts of our psyches that we refuse to see.
  • War: They arrive to help clean up the battlefield.
  • Prophecy: Because of their all-seeing vantage.
  • Memory: They represent the shadows of all the people and events of the past.
  • Misery or Pain: Perhaps because of their association with war and death.
  • Intelligence or Wisdom: Of course, ravens are extremely intelligent creatures.
  • Thought: They draw our attention to unconscious thoughts, memories, and desires.

Why Are Ravens Called Wolf-Birds?

Ravens are called Wolf-Birds because they often form friendly symbiotic relationships with wolves.

  • Ravens don't usually move in flocks; instead, they live with a mate. Conversely, the "lone wolf" would prefer to belong to a pack. Despite these differences, these two species form close relationships.
  • Ravens follow wolves so that they can scavenge the leftovers of the hunt.
  • In return, the ravens alert wolves to dangers and lead them to prey.
  • In the wild, ravens and wolves are often seen together and sometimes they play. The ravens tease the wolves and the wolf pups chase the ravens playfully.
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Why Are Ravens Associated With Death?

Many people think of death when they think about the raven, as this bird has been a longtime symbol of darkness, death, and mystery. Where does the association between the raven and death originate?

As a carrion bird, one who scavenges instead of hunts, they are associated with death. Also, in towns in medieval times, ravaged by plague and war and littered with bodies, it was not uncommon to see these creatures scavenging on the decaying bodies. Therefore, they became associated with death.

The funny thing about associations is that we confuse them with causation. In other words, because the birds would show up to help clean up the battlefield, so to speak, mourning and traumatized people began to believe that the presence of ravens caused the battle, not the other way around.

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Despite this, the raven can also represent some extremely positive attributes.

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Raven Tattoo Designs

On its own, this bird can make an extraordinary design. The raven can be portrayed in various postures, like flying with its wings open or crouched on a perch. There's no wrong way to do it. But of course, pairing the raven with other objects helps underline and convey its meaning.

  • If a tattoo represents death, it might be combined with a skull, a clock or timepiece, or a bloody arrow. It is not uncommon to see raven tattoo designs with blood.
  • If meant to signify the death of a loved one, that person's name or the date they died might be inked, as well.
  • They can also be done in Celtic or tribal style. Although tribal tattoos have little symbolic significance, the Celtic raven is associated with war, magic, and misery.
  • The bird from Edgar Allan Poe's classic epic horror poem, "The Raven," is a common design. The poet's face or the word "nevermore" might be incorporated, on a banner or on a book's spine.
  • To accentuate the wisdom and prescience of the symbolism, the raven might be paired with an open eyeball, crystal balls, or a full moon.
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Which Birds Are Mistaken for Ravens?

Ravens are often mistaken for other types of black birds including grackles, starlings, and blackbirds, but they're most often confused with crows.

What's the Difference Between a Raven and a Crow Tattoo?

Although these two birds are often mistaken for one another, there are many visible differences between crows and ravens, and you'll want to make sure you get these details right in your design.

  • Beak: A crow's beak is shorter; a raven's beak is longer and slightly bent or curved. They both have bristles at the base of their beaks, but the raven's are longer and thicker.
  • Neck feathers: The crow's are smooth, the raven's are shaggy.
  • Tail feathers: A crow's tail is shaped like a fan, and the raven's is wedge-shaped.
  • Wings: Crows have short primary wing feathers, and ravens have long ones. This means raven's wings should be inked with longer "fingers."
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Raven or Crow Feather Tattoos

Instead of inking the entire creature, many opt for a single black feather as a tattoo design. The single raven feather represents the same things the raven does, so if you want a simpler design, consider getting a feather tattoo.

Where Is the Ideal Spot for a Raven Tattoo?

Because of the amount of detail that can be put into a single feather, detailed raven tattoos are usually placed on larger areas: the back, chest, shoulder, sleeve, arm, or forearm.

Smaller, less detailed ravens might be placed anywhere.

Of course, it's most common for ravens to be inked in black ink (and lots of it), but variations abound, including shades of blue and purple.

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If a Raven Could Talk, What Would It Say?

"Nevermore" isn't the only thing a raven can say. They can learn to talk, even better than a parrot can. Not only can they imitate voices, both male and female, but they can accurately imitate a number of other sounds including sirens, screams, flushing toilets, and barking dogs. Although ravensong sounds more like croaking, ravens are classified as the largest songbird.

Toms on February 23, 2020:

My first tattoo is Raven this really helped me out with research

Tony on June 27, 2019:

Excellent article! Waaaay better than the zodiac web search ones...

MavericK on May 07, 2019:

....very informative.

WereSloth on May 04, 2017:

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Thank you

Ron Burgundy on December 10, 2012:

Great Odin's Raven!

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on September 05, 2012:

Eric, thanks for your comment and adding to this page. Your right. The raven was actually very symbolic in Norse myths and legend. I actually saved the story for my Viking tattoo article, but it is certainly associated to Norse mythology. Appreciate the addition.

Eric on September 02, 2012:

One thing that wasn't mentioned in the article was the raven in norse mythology. Odin, leader of the Norse gods, owned two pet ravens named hugin and munin who were his eyes in the mortal realm and as a result, ravens were seen by Vikings as a reminder that Odin was watching over and protecting them, as well as a symbol of divine wisdom.

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on August 05, 2012:

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Thank you all for taking the time to comment, vote, and for your kind words. I knew the Raven could talk a little, but they are truly intelligent birds. The symbolism dates back centuries, very cool to research on this one. Appreciate all of you reading it.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on August 03, 2012:

Love these creepy guys, even if they are giving me chills. LOL =)

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 01, 2012:

Beautiful artistic work..

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 01, 2012:

Have always been fascinated by ravens. Great tattoos.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on July 31, 2012:

Love these raven tattoos and the pictures were beautiful ! The Raven is one of my favorite Poe Story .

Vote up and more !!!

kjforce from Florida on July 30, 2012:

thelyricwriter...enjoyed this hub..basically I am a fan of Poe...and his famous writes...

My uncle had a pet Raven..whose tongue was split so he learned to speak..he was.very attached to my uncle, followed him everywhere..nice photos..and research..kudos..

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on July 30, 2012:

Interesting that a lot of animal tattoo have cartoon variants, but not the raven. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on July 30, 2012:

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I would never get a tattoo, but some of these are very striking.

FAQs

What do raven tattoos symbolize? ›

A tribal raven is a popular form of tattoo worn by those with an interest in Native American myths. Most tribes saw the raven as a bearer of wisdom as well as trickery, though oftentimes the positive outweighed the negative.

What do crow tattoos mean? ›

Omens Of Death And Doom

The creatures are thought to be the keepers of laws and symbols of the dark and "the unknown." According to Nature Wise, the Irish and English saw them as an omen of death, and seeing a solitary crow

crow
A crow, especially the large-billed crow (Corvus macrorhynchos); a raven.
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was a warning of bad fortune.

What does a Nordic raven tattoo mean? ›

The Viking raven legends are an important part of Nordic culture and surround two ravens named Huginn and Muninn, whose names mean “thought,” and “memory.” These ravens, in their legends, are thought to fly through the nine dimensions finding information that they can whisper back to Odin, the God of war.

What does a raven on a skull mean? ›

theraven is an intelligent bird, some people think the crow

crow
A crow, especially the large-billed crow (Corvus macrorhynchos); a raven.
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is sinister and feeds on carrion, which symbolizes sinister decadence. Others believe that the crow, as one of the divine animals of the god Odin, represents the ear of God in the world, and is an auspicious symbol.

What is the spiritual meaning of a raven? ›

The Spiritual Significance of Crows and Ravens

"To many, ravens symbolize death or bad fortune to come, but to others they symbolize rebirth and starting anew, serving as a positive sign," says Dr. Kim. In Norse, Celtic, and Druid mythology, crows and ravens are widely viewed as beacons of intelligence.

What does 3 ravens mean? ›

According to the Druid's legends, seeing a trio of crows will mean that a new change of life is coming, and this may not necessarily be a good one: more specifically, it may suggest that someone is coming into your life, and they will either contact you or attack you. Hopefully it's the latter!

Where do you put a raven tattoo? ›

Raven is an element that can be depicted very minimalist, or spanning with its wings across the entire back. However, common placement is a raven chest tattoo or a raven forearm tattoo. On the chest, the ravens can either go in pair on each pectoralis muscle, or it can span its wings across the entire chest.

What's the difference between a crow and a raven? ›

Ravens have bigger, curvier beaks relative to crows. While both species have bristles at the base of the beak, the raven's are noticeably longer. Its throat feathers are also quite shaggy. Common Ravens are much less common than American Crows in the Eastern United States.

Are crows same as ravens? ›

Ravens

Ravens
Corax, the scientific species name of the common raven (Corvus corax)
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differ from crows in appearance by their larger bill, tail shape, flight pattern and by their large size. Ravens are as big as Red-tailed Hawks, and crows are about the size of pigeons. The raven is all black, has a 3.5-4 ft wingspan and is around 24-27 inches from head to tail.

What does the raven symbolize in Celtic mythology? ›

Ravens figure heavily in Celtic mythology and legend. They were linked to darkness and death – especially the death of warriors in battle. Celtic war goddesses often took the form of a raven.

What do swallow tattoos mean? ›

Swallow tattoos symbolize travel and freedom, as well as returning home. Once used by sailors to show sailing prowess, swallow tattoos now come in all shapes and sizes with a variety of designs and colors.

Do ravens mate for life? ›

Common Ravens

Common Ravens
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probably mate for life. And in the same way that a human couple sometimes has to work to maintain their attachment, a pair of ravens exhibits behaviors that strengthen their relationship, or “pair bond
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What do bird tattoos mean? ›

Bird tattoos are popular because they are so versatile. They are found in lots of different cultures and suit lots of different tattoo styles. Birds symbolize independence and freedom, as well as peace, optimism and happiness.

What's the meaning of a Phoenix bird tattoo? ›

The tribal phoenix tattoo symbolizes renewal in life; it's a representation of rising from the ashes and starting over. These tribal tattoos often have Chinese symbols added to the background and show the phoenix raising its wings and flying.

What does a falcon tattoo mean? ›

When discussing the falcon, most would associate this bird of prey with traits such as freedom, strength, valor, focus, hope and new opportunity and determination.

Are ravens good luck? ›

In some parts of the world, the raven is a sign of death or misfortune; to others its presence indicates good fortune.

Can a raven be a spirit animal? ›

If the raven is your spirit animal, you have the gift of insight into situations where others may be in the dark. When you have this kind of heightened awareness, including psychic abilities, it's imperative that you use these gifts to be a force for good in the world.

What do 2 ravens mean? ›

A famous legend is about Odin – the Norse God on whose shoulders sat two ravens: Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory). These two ravens would fly hungrily all around the world and whisper news into Odin's ears. ( 4) Celtic warriors deemed the ravens 'birds of battle par excellence.

What does 3 crows in a triangle mean? ›

Modern usage. Stock market investors sometimes refer to a three crows

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as a pattern of successive declining stock prices over three days often identified by overlapping candlestick patterns. Three crows are often seen as a warning of a period of powerful selling pressure on the stock market.

What does 2 crows mean? ›

If you've ever wondered what it means whenever you see two crows, you're not alone. This could be a hint of good things to come. Seeing two crows is usually a sign of good fortune. As a result, it could have a significant impact on your life for the better. It was a positive experience.

How long does a crow tattoo take? ›

Colorful Raven Tattoo Sleeve

It will take you 6-7 hours to achieve this raven tattoo. It stands for happiness, luck, as well as your creative side and imagination.

What does wolf tattoo symbolize? ›

They represent the spiritual protection, strength, loyalty, and the true nature of a wolf. They can also symbolize family, devotion, love, and luck. All of this symbolism fits into a simplistic, yet intricate and effective tribal wolf tattoo.

What does an owl symbolize tattoo? ›

An owl tattoo can symbolize many things, including wisdom, mystery, and magic. In Native American cultures, owls are often associated with the afterlife and are considered spiritual guides.

What is a group of ravens called? ›

A group of ravens is called an "unkindness" or "conspiracy," which seems fitting, since ravens are traditionally considered creepy; in fact, seeing many of them in one place can induce Hitchcockian "The Birds"-like flashbacks in even the least ornithophobic (those people with a fear of birds).

What do crows and ravens represent? ›

In Greek and Roman mythology, the raven was positively associated with longevity, fertility, hope, and the Sun, while simultaneously being associated with death. Crows and Ravens were seen as the messengers of the god of truth, prophecy, and the Sun god, Apollo.

Is a raven smarter than a crow? ›

While crows

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do nearly as well as ravens solving intelligence tests, McGowan stresses that crows have an uncanny memory for human faces—and can remember if that particular person is a threat.

What is the IQ of a crow? ›

How Smart Are Crows? | ScienceTake | The New York Times - YouTube

Are ravens smart? ›

The common raven

common raven
Corax, the scientific species name of the common raven (Corvus corax)
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is one of the world's smartest birds. The common raven's intelligence is often compared to that of dolphins and chimpanzees. In experiments, they have shown they can solve problems, remember how people treated them, and plan for future events.

What goddess is associated with raven? ›

The Irish goddess Morrighan had a number of different guises. In her aspect as goddess of war, warriors believed she was there on the battlefield in the form of a raven. One Scottish legend tells of a hag called Cailleach. She took the form of a number of birds, including the raven, and feasted on men's bodies.

Is raven a goddess? ›

Raven (Rockallian: Fiádh, Fernolian: Céifran, Astrallic: Fiag), also known is Fia, is a goddess in Rockallic mythology, belonging to The Thirty-five. She is associated with death, war, impending doom, and ravens.

What are ravens in the Bible? ›

The first bird Noah sent out from the ark was a white raven (Gen. 8:7), which kept flying back and forth until the water dried up from the earth. Today this has evolved into a dove with an olive branch.

What does teardrop under the eye mean? ›

One of the most widely recognized prison tattoos, the teardrop's meaning varies geographically. In some places, the tattoo can mean a lengthy prison sentence, while in others it signifies that the wearer has committed murder. If the teardrop is just an outline, it can symbolize an attempted murder.

What does a spider web tattoo mean? ›

The traditional spiderweb tattoo can symbolise a struggle in the wearer's life that they have had to overcome. Used within a naval context, sailors would tattoo this design to show they're wanting to go home, with the web representing their long wait.

What does a hummingbird tattoo mean? ›

Hummingbird Tattoo Meaning

It has importance to Native American peoples and was a symbol of rebirth to the ancient Aztec civilization. To others, these tiny creatures can represent hard work, dedication, resilience, and determination. They are also a symbol of hope, good luck, and optimism.

What is a female raven called? ›

What are their male and female names of the species? As raven is a passerine bird, its species is Corvus corax. Both the male and female Raven do not have any particular name and are known as male raven and female raven respectively.

Are ravens loyal? ›

Loyalty among birds.

Ravens

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, like all other corvids
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Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs, and nutcrackers. In colloquial English, they are known as the crow family or corvids. Currently, 133 species are included in this family.
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, are monogamous
, and the bond typically lasts for life. Ravens select their partners in the autumn, following impressive acrobatic displays. Following pairing, the duo preen eachother, and usually support each other in aggressive interactions with other ravens.

Do ravens bring gifts? ›

They are generous. Upon finding food, they will call to others to assemble and share before eating, they assist one another, and they mourn their dead. And perhaps most marvelous of all — they bring gifts.

What is the most common bird tattoo? ›

Swallows are the most common bird type in traditional tattoos, and they're often seen in pairs. If you like the idea of double swallows, consider getting them in separate areas—like the hands or the ankles—where they can both stand alone and together.

What bird means strength? ›

Eagle. Eagles are arguably some of the most commonly used animals in ancient and modern symbolism. The eagle generally represents strength, freedom, and wisdom.

What does feather tattoo mean? ›

The feather represents freedom, trust, honor, and strength, among other things. The powerful meaning associated with this symbol makes it a great tattoo, regardless of the size.

What tattoo means strength? ›

As mentioned earlier, the lotus flower is an ultimate symbol of personal emotional, and physical strength. The lotus design is suitable for both men and women and represents power, strength, endurance, and one's ability to overcome life's struggles.

What symbolizes overcoming struggle? ›

The lotus symbolizes growing and overcoming obstacles, hardship, and whatever life throws at you.

What does a dragonfly symbolize in tattoos? ›

Peace and Harmony

They're non-aggressive, tranquil, and calming to watch, which makes them a perfect choice for a symbol of peace. In Chinese culture, harmony is just one of many meanings the dragonfly carries. That's why so many tattoos carry a connotation of peace and harmony with them.

What does a tattoo of a sparrow mean? ›

Sparrow tattoo designs represent humility, freedom, and true love. This bird tattoo is loved by many, and people ink this to symbolize human bonds and emotions. The sparrow and swallow tattoos mentioned above represent a commitment, loyalty, and love.

What does a tattoo of an eagle mean? ›

The eagle tattoo meanings can be summed up as: Dominance. Freedom. Patriotism. Power.

What does a hawk tattoo mean? ›

They symbolize intelligence, progress, independence, flexibility, harmony, strength, ferocity, power, protection, awareness, and clarity. These are the most common reasons why people like to get themselves inked with hawk tattoos.

What does a wolf and raven symbolize? ›

Among the Norse, to see a wolf and raven together was a good omen for success in an upcoming battle. The Cree use the relationship between wolves and ravens to explain the creation of the earth: “When all the land was covered with water, the trickster Wisagatcak pulled up some trees and made a raft.

What does the raven symbolize in Celtic mythology? ›

Ravens figure heavily in Celtic mythology and legend. They were linked to darkness and death – especially the death of warriors in battle. Celtic war goddesses often took the form of a raven.

Whats the difference between a crow and a raven? ›

Ravens

Ravens
Corax, the scientific species name of the common raven (Corvus corax)
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Corax
differ from crows in appearance by their larger bill, tail shape, flight pattern and by their large size. Ravens are as big as Red-tailed Hawks, and crows are about the size of pigeons. The raven is all black, has a 3.5-4 ft wingspan and is around 24-27 inches from head to tail.

What do bird tattoos mean? ›

Bird tattoos are popular because they are so versatile. They are found in lots of different cultures and suit lots of different tattoo styles. Birds symbolize independence and freedom, as well as peace, optimism and happiness.

What do 2 ravens mean? ›

A famous legend is about Odin – the Norse God on whose shoulders sat two ravens: Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory). These two ravens would fly hungrily all around the world and whisper news into Odin's ears. ( 4) Celtic warriors deemed the ravens 'birds of battle par excellence.

Are ravens good luck? ›

In some parts of the world, the raven is a sign of death or misfortune; to others its presence indicates good fortune.

Can a raven be a spirit animal? ›

If the raven is your spirit animal, you have the gift of insight into situations where others may be in the dark. When you have this kind of heightened awareness, including psychic abilities, it's imperative that you use these gifts to be a force for good in the world.

What goddess is associated with raven? ›

The Irish goddess Morrighan had a number of different guises. In her aspect as goddess of war, warriors believed she was there on the battlefield in the form of a raven. One Scottish legend tells of a hag called Cailleach. She took the form of a number of birds, including the raven, and feasted on men's bodies.

Is raven a goddess? ›

Raven (Rockallian: Fiádh, Fernolian: Céifran, Astrallic: Fiag), also known is Fia, is a goddess in Rockallic mythology, belonging to The Thirty-five. She is associated with death, war, impending doom, and ravens.

What are ravens in the Bible? ›

The first bird Noah sent out from the ark was a white raven (Gen. 8:7), which kept flying back and forth until the water dried up from the earth. Today this has evolved into a dove with an olive branch.

Do ravens mate for life? ›

Common Ravens

Common Ravens
Corax, the scientific species name of the common raven (Corvus corax)
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Corax
probably mate for life. And in the same way that a human couple sometimes has to work to maintain their attachment, a pair of ravens exhibits behaviors that strengthen their relationship, or “pair bond
pair bond
In biology, a pair bond is the strong affinity that develops in some species between a mating pair, often leading to the production and rearing of offspring and potentially a lifelong bond. Pair-bonding is a term coined in the 1940s that is frequently used in sociobiology and evolutionary biology circles.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pair_bond
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What is a group of ravens called? ›

A group of ravens is called an "unkindness" or "conspiracy," which seems fitting, since ravens are traditionally considered creepy; in fact, seeing many of them in one place can induce Hitchcockian "The Birds"-like flashbacks in even the least ornithophobic (those people with a fear of birds).

What is the most common bird tattoo? ›

Swallows are the most common bird type in traditional tattoos, and they're often seen in pairs. If you like the idea of double swallows, consider getting them in separate areas—like the hands or the ankles—where they can both stand alone and together.

What bird means strength? ›

Eagle. Eagles are arguably some of the most commonly used animals in ancient and modern symbolism. The eagle generally represents strength, freedom, and wisdom.

What does feather tattoo mean? ›

The feather represents freedom, trust, honor, and strength, among other things. The powerful meaning associated with this symbol makes it a great tattoo, regardless of the size.

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