In Norse mythology, Huginn (Thought) and Muninn (Memory), are ravens that soar all over the world (Midgard), and bring information to the god Odin. The ravens are depicted on many migration period and Viking age items including golden bracelets, Vendel era helmet plates and Iron Age Germanic bird-shaped brooches. In skaldic poetry fallen warriors are sometimes referred to as sacrifices to the ravens, as Odin decides who lives and dies in battle. Odin’s messengers are linked to shamanic practices.
- Material bronze
- Size: 2.5 x 4 cm