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Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
I am of the belief that the 'crows & death' thing is more of an anglo American myth, and not lore of antiquity.
Personally I would choose the more ancient tales than the newer ones, but thats just me.
Morrigan is the Celtic Goddess of war, battle, death, vengeance, prophecy, destruction and passionate love, she is one of the darker Goddesses in the Celtic pantheon. She is associated with Hecate, Kali and Ishtar.
Morrigan is often represented as a raven of crow, or with a raven or crow.
In Irish mythology, the Badb (Old Irish, pronounced [ˈbaðβ]) or Badhbh (Modern Irish, pronounced [ˈbəiv])—meaning "crow" or "vulture"—was a war goddess who took the form of a crow, and was thus sometimes known as Badb Catha ("battle crow"). She often caused fear and confusion among soldiers in order to move the tide of battle to her favored side. Badb would also appear prior to a battle to foreshadow the extent of the carnage to come or to predict the death of a notable person. She would sometimes do this through wailing cries, leading to comparisons with the bean-sídhe.
Originally posted by Hemps
I know this sounds extremely cliche, but for the past 3 months, i have been followed by crows. I usually see them when im driving, they fly right over my truck, usually in 3's or 4's.
At football practice, i look to the buildings next to the field, and notice them watching from the roof.
I woke up the other day and noticed some on the neighbors roof looking right into my window.
And generally when im just walking around they'll fly over me.
This has been happening so often now, that it is starting to creep me out. I don't know if im just noticing it more now because im paying attention to it or what..but it definately creeps me out. Anybody study this kind of thing, and advice floating around?
Originally posted by Steve8511
In Africa I used to throw rocks and use slingshot to try to hit crows. I'm a Marine and wherever I went when I was not do this(which was fun for me at the time) they would follow me and make crazy noises and crow at me wherever they seen me. So when I would walk around the base people would comment on the crazy acting crows... but they were just crowing at me warning their fellow crows that I was around.
So yes it is possible.
Wild crows can recognise individual human faces and hold a grudge for years against people who have treated them badly. This ability – which may also exist in other wild animals – highlights how carefully some animals monitor the humans with whom they share living space.
Originally posted by Hemps
anybody else know anything about crows and their spiritual/magical connections etc etc, whatever the myths are?