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Raven spirit by GENZOMAN Raven spirit by GENZOMAN
Oh well, an old pic, something to start a bit of Halloween mood :D
hope you like it

PSCS/7hours/bamboo/Music: Listen to the rain - Enya

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In the study of animal totems, or familiars, the Raven spirit guide symbolizes changes in conciousness and is the symbol of a shape shifter. Ravens are prophets, spell-casters, and messengers. The Raven totem offers knowledge of the world to the people for safe keeping. Over the course of generations, this knowledge is passed on, and the spirit of transformation begins to unfold.

The raven symbolizes healing powers, the ability to draw secrets from the shadows, symbolizes gratitude and affection, wisdom, hope, longevity, death, and fertility. The song of the Raven is said to be a symbol of temptations, especially sexual ones. Raven is distinctly earthy, and feminine.

The raven is at once a symbol of mystery, memory and thought; and the master trickster. In alchemy, represents change and the advanced soul.The Raven's jet-black color naturally associates it with night, the Great Void, and the Earth. It is a bird that has been granted great power.

Some say was born of the primordial darkness and some say aven created the light. In spite of her dark appearance, the raven is also a solar symbol. In China, a three-legged raven lives in the sun. Her legs symbolize dawn, noon, and dusk. There used to be ten sun-ravens but they gave off such intense light and heat that an archer had to shoot nine of them in order to preserve life on earth.

A raven story from the Puget Sound region describes the "Raven" as having originally lived in the land of spirits (literally bird land) that existed before the world of humans. One day the Raven became so bored with bird land that he flew away, carrying a stone in his beak. When the Raven became tired of carrying the stone and dropped it, the stone fell into the ocean and expanded until it formed the firmament on which humans now live.

In the creator role, and in the Raven's role as the totem and ancestor of one of the four northwest clan houses, the Raven is often addressed as Grandfather Raven. It is not clear whether this form of address is intended to refer to a creator Raven who is different from the trickster Raven, or if it is just a vain attempt to encourage the trickster spirit to act respectably.

According to the Haida myth, the raven who was both bored and well fed, found and freed some creatures trapped in a clam. These scared and timid beings were the first men of the world, and they were coaxed out of the clam shell by the raven. Soon the raven was bored with these creatures and planned to return them to their shell. Instead, the raven decided to search for the female counterparts of these male beings. The raven found some female humans trapped in a chiton, freed them, and was entertained as the two sexes met and began to interact. The raven, always known as a trickster, was responsible for the pairing of humans and felt very protective of them. With the Raven perceived as the creator, many Haida myths and legends often suggest the raven as a provider to mankind. Is based on the archetypes of The outcast archetypes.
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Reaper1998 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Ravens are cool birds.
jorgemurilloc Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist
the raven is my spiritual animal, great work genzoman!
Leyenda21 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I wish I can draw like that. Great job sir or miss lol
RexTheRaven Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice piece of art that you have done. I absolutely love it.
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This would be a good reference.
DeathyHallows Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
This scared me, I thought it was a Raven Mocker
AoiMano Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
soo awesome :)
ZEAWSUMPERSON1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It reminds me of Howls Moving Castle.
MOMOpJonny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Especially sexual ones, huh? I can see that.
ShadowClipseAVi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fox is the main character. He's doing all the work
Dr-GigglesTheFox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I find the inclusion of a fox in this image amusing, as (one of) my spirit guides is a raven, and... yeah. Just look at my username.
KitsuneLenali Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Cool pic. Nice. :)
FallenAngels09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dark-Coco Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Beautiful! The outfit is stunning. :D
DipikaMathoora Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hi! I have featured your work here :)
LadyRenoir Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Sonicfan9192 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
all of your art is awesome!!!
DraconaAxis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I need wings like those ones
moonstoneface Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Just amazing! :)
gunneson88 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
wow I love this
SB64 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
butiful, eligent, simply amazing, fanominel work.
DARaabe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful and amazing knowledge about ravens. I love every single detail.
Has the fox a meaning, too?
LadyBrighit Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist
BaneNascent Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one here! She reminds me of the evil twin of the Sorceress from He-man haha.
TheBurningPeony Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this!
DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive! Wonderful coloring job as per usual!
Surfpent Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
wow i love it
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
rabidepicgoose Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped me picture the idea of a Halloween costume that I was already thinking of!
ChaosTheThird Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is just gorgeous.
Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
i really like the head dress thing
ice-wizard7 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice. i am a Raven child as well ^^
RavendeDrieu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@O@ WOW!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!
Silverkitsune26 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Great picture and love the info. ^_^
Raven-of-Slaughter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My.....spirit guide, and totem is a raven....lovely
seiko-neko Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that's awesome *o*
Marcozh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Artist
Oww *-* Sin comentarios... Very Nice Work!
13thAlyce Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I love all of it. There's just this distant grace to it. Like she's complewtely untouchable.
grrrrgirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
all i see is a pathfinder character, an amazing one at that.
Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The first thing that catched my eye in this picture is the colours. I love them! The way they're bright and dark at the same time is very special. All those ravens in the background creatues a very special atmostphere, and I can almost hear them call. I lile the idea with the fox, I have always thought about the fox and the raven as two creatures who fits each other great. Very good!
It's also nice with the wikiattack, it gives some more background story for the picture, and I learned a lot about ravens ^^
DrJonass Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
morrigan ? :D
MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I Loved It A Lot ^^
Psybur Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Dude, love the story. My Deamon is a Northern Raven named Battlehyme.
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astercrow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   General Artist
Featured here: [link] :7
FoxxyLover Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Beautiful! I love how you added the cute little fox in the picture! I LOVE foxes!
The graphics are pretty, and the myth behind the raven is fairly interesting as there are some things about the raven I never knew. You've done a great job.
cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Hey itachi, found a girl for u too
Spiritlights Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I thought the raven was male. In the story about how raven stoled the sun the raven was male.
I-Foxess Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that fox!
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