The forged Raven pendant pays homage to Huginn and Muninn in Viking culture, the split between active and passive roles. Huginn is Thought, and Muninn is Memory. One day Odin sent the two birds off to fly around the world and return with news of the day. InÂ Grimnismal, Odin says: “For Huginn I fear lest he return not home, but I am more anxious for Muninn.” Odin valued memory more than thought, the passive act rather than the active. Odin’s wolves were Geri and Freki, whose names meant ‘The Ravener’ and ‘The Glutton’. Both of these terms are extremely applicable to ravens. Wolves and ravens have an old and close relationship in the wild. In countries where both animals live together, a great deal of a raven’s food comes from scavenging carcasses left by wolves, particularly in winter. Both animals would have been a common sight on the battlefield of the day.
These are hand forged by our own Ryan Johnson, each one is unique with its own marks and character, no two are exactly alike.