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Ravens are perhaps the most common bird symbol in the mythologies and religions of ancient cultures. They assume a variety of roles, ranging from messengers of deities and sages to oracles and tricksters. They play a central part in many creation myths and are typically associated with the supernatural realms lying beyond the ordinary experience. What is so lurid about these black-feathered creatures and why does the sight of them send a wave of shivers down one’s spine? Studying the folk lore of different cultures may unravel the motives underlying the superstitious beliefs and religious faiths.

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the plague doctors mask may be made of wood but his soul is made of shadows,his skin is made of feathers & his mind is made of disease.

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Immortal - "Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms" (1995)

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