Huginn and Muninn are the two ravens that fly all over Midgard, the world of humans, to bring information to the god Odin.

The two ravens represent Odin’s “thought” (Huginn) and “mind” (Muninn) in Norse mythology.

Huginn and Muninn – Photo by Raffaello Palandri

3 thoughts on “Photography Of The Day – Huginn and Muninn

  1. I did not know the meaning of the ravens in the Norse mythology Raffaello. It is very important. But i did not understand well the meaning. I appreciate if your could repeat it please.
    Have a nice day.

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    1. Dear Giannis,
      first of all, thank you for your question!

      Odin is the main god of Norse Mythology. According to the prose Edda, an old textbook from early 13th century, written in Icelandic, and one of the main sources for Norse Mythology, Odin rules with a series of “helpers” and attributes.

      Two of his helpers are two ravens, called Huginn and Muninn. These two ravens help Odin in getting info from the world of the men, Midgard. The ravens fly all over the world and bring back to Odin the news they hear and see. They sit on Odin’s shoulder and whisper their tidings into his ear.
      But, they also have a “superpower”: they are the mind (Huginn) and the memory (Munin) of Odin, who would be unable to remember everything and to know everything in his “human” form. So, like the dove in the Bible, the ravens represent a connection between the endless power of Odin in his body-less form and the limited power he has when he comes to visit Midgard, the world of the men.

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  2. Ι just read it and i am really excited under this mythology. You know i admire all these myths from the whole world. I read Greek Mythology and i love Tolkin and his world. Thank you very much Raffaello for all this story. Now i am well informed about that history. This is very important for me. Really thank you my friend.

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