Raven Symbol

Native Indian Tribe

Meaning of the Raven Symbol

Native American Indians were a deeply spiritual people and they communicated their history, thoughts, ideas and dreams from generation to generation through Symbols and Signs such as the Raven symbol. Native American symbols are geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena and animal designs.

Native American bird and animal symbols and totems are believed to represent the physical form of a spirit helper and guide.

Meaning of the Raven Symbol
The meaning of the Raven symbol signifies that danger has passed and that good luck would follow.  According to Native American legends and myths of some tribes the Raven played a part in their Creation myth. The raven escaped from the darkness of the cosmos and became the bringer of light to the world. The raven is associated with the creation myth because it brought light where there was only darkness. The raven is also believed to be a messenger of the spirit world. It is believed that ravens who fly high toward the heavens take prayers from the people to the spirit world and, in turn, bring back messages from the spiritual realm. Other tribes looked upon the raven as a trickster, or shape-shifter, because of its ability to adapt to different situations - refer to Tricksters. For additional information refer to Power Animals.

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