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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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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
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
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.
SHADOW-WOLF01 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General 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
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