Mini Altar Vases - Raven Totem Set
$17.50 each with a minimum purchase of Two. From The Spellware Collection ™ Of Ritual Art and Artifacts for Home, Office and Altar: Enchanted Pottery from Cypress Moon.
This carefully hand crafted 4" x 3.5" mini Altar Vase is an original work of art ( not a mass-produced import ) and features a Raven. Excellent for home decor and ritual work, it can hold flowers on the altar, and also may be used to hold a tea light or other small sacred objects.
DetailsFolklore tells us Raven is a trickster, a protector, a teacher and a bringer of great magick. Some may associate Raven with death, war and evil, while others see Raven as a bird of wisdom and good omens. The Raven is considered one of the oldest and wisest of animals with a high level of intelligence, flexibility, and adaptability. Since Ravens can be taught to speak, and have such a complex vocabulary of their own, they are connected symbolically to both wisdom and prophecy. This speaking ability leads into the legend of Ravens being oracles, harbingers of powerful secrets and messengers communicating deep mysteries. In Celtic animal symbolism it is a bird closely connected with battle and the Celtic Goddess Morrigan, who was a remarkable prophetess. "To have a raven's knowledge" is an Irish proverb meaning to have a seer's supernatural powers. Scottish Highlanders associate ravens with second sight. Raven symbolism of wisdom and knowledge-keeping is connected with the Welsh hero Bran, the Blessed, whose name means Raven. Bran was the holder of ancestral memories, and his wisdom was legendary. So much so, that he had his head (the vessel of his powerful wisdom) removed and interred in the sacred White Mount in London. Ravens are still roosting there (in the Tower of London), and they're thought to keep Bran's wisdom protected and alive by their presence. The Raven is symbolic of mind, thought and wisdom according to Norse legend, as Odin (also known as the Raven God) was accompanied by two ravens: Hugin and Munin.