Talk:Cultural depictions of ravens

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Raven gives color to the worldEdit

I heard this on in a novel not sure if it a true raven story.

Raven lived in the land of birds and all the birds were white raven found this boring and went to the great shy father and asked if he could borrow his dye bag.He then give color to the other birds but then trips and has all the dyes cover him making him black was a better story when i read it but thats the jist.

As i said read it in a novel and years ago anyone know anythink about it.Ansolin 21:31, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Overlap with competing articleEdit

There is also this article Raven (mythology) there seems to be a lot of overlap. --345Kai 20:10, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes, indeed they do overlap. I see no reason there are two articles. They should be merged in my opinion.
/ Mats Halldin (talk) 07:01, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
Alternatively, the mythology part of this article (i.e. most of it) could be moved to the "in mythology" article. There is an appropriate category for animals in popular culture but the category legendary birds mostly contains individual birds (such as Hugin and Munin) and I can't find any other suitable mythology-related category. I suggest merging the articles even though mythology is not really "popular culture" and the "in modern literature" section looks much like a trivia section.
/ Mats Halldin (talk) 10:41, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Oppose merger. It's a tough call, but I think these two articles can remain separate. The best part of these "in popular culture" articles is they keep the trivia/junk out of legitimate main articles (no offense to any watchers of this article!). I do agree, however, that there seems to be some competition between the two and relevant information should be in the correct article. --Midnightdreary 04:03, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Support I'd combine these two article and move to Ravens in culture, since surely mythology is also part of culture? Jimfbleak 05:26, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Well, I'm not getting wiser here. Maybe I'll give it a try to relocate the mythology-related content to Raven in mythology (an article which makes sense to me). I'm not sure how many ravens there are in popular culture, but I'm sure we could live with a stub for a while. Don't keep your breath though and please don't hesitate to grab the initiative.
/ Mats Halldin (talk) 00:15, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Oppose merge. 'Raven in mythology' is a very broad, deep topic that is not yet well-represented here (on Wikipedia), and should stay separate. 'Raven in popular culture', like many of its ilk, should be trimmed and incorporated into the main 'raven' article. Anchoress 22:15, 27 July 2007 (UTC)


I support the merging of the two articles. The Ravens in mythology article seems to merely expand minimally some of the topics in the other article. If someone wishes to expand the Ravens in Mythology article that might work as well, but it seems very brief as it is. Happy Holidays ~Kobbe

raven in asiaEdit

according to this site Itelmen also the itelmen of kamchatka have the raven as trickster-like figure in their cosmogony; they call him Kootkha. Uwaga budowa 00:33, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

I wrote an article about Kutkh. I am not sure how to integrate it with this article - or the most effective ways to cross-link. Any help is welcome! Best, Eliezg 03:34, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Roman MythologyEdit

Ovid said the Raven was once white. I don't know too much about that story. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.48.151.137 (talk) 06:38, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Corvinus - Hunyadi familyEdit

John_Hunyadi#Corvinus_legend

Matthias_Corvinus_of_Hungary

gold coin Forint depicting a raven and King Mattthias: [1]

Raven on Noah's ArkEdit

This article should mention that the raven was the first bird Noah sent out.12.53.10.226 (talk) 17:00, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Odd passageEdit

At the beginning of Raven in mythology#North America, "The addition of the Raven trying to succeed to capture the sun, star, and moon. The raven is doing it for his people." The first sentence is a contextless fragment, and the second is not a lot clearer. I can't even edit this because I can't tell what it intends to say. - Jmabel | Talk 07:55, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Update on merger of Raven in mythology into this articleEdit

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This merge discussion has been open for several years. It appears that consensus has been reached to merge, so that is what has been done. WTF? (talk) 18:26, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

the corresponding page for lion has been renamed Cultural depictions of lions - thus it could be Cultural depictions of ravens and encompass both pop culture, folklore and mythology. What say we all? cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 06:32, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Go for it. Jimfbleak 09:55, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
Agree. Cheers, Corvus coronoides talk 20:24, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

--DATruss 23:03, 13 October 2007 (UTC)In my opinion the use of the word 'myth' should be maintained as it pertains to ravens.

I think its eurocentric to propose this, the impact of "big Raven" on many culture is more similar to what we have as God , elementary power, Good-versus equal. Popular depictions of raven would make no sense at all, although ravens have prehistorically been pictured in this contexts, because every story known over 'the' raven derives from an oral tradition. So yes it is about myths, but no its is not about depictions. These are no depictions of myths, but just the myths as they are. Much less they are contemporain depictions ("popular" i interprete as closer to populist how it is meant in the proposal) sorry to say, i'd guess it just some freak and we get over it soon. Just for your information, storys about ravens would also be made up, but principal legends reoccur in related shapes with different cultures structurally. This suggests actually these myths or legends were hardly used for free interpretation. Even if lions had (or have) such function in eg. african tradition, i am not aware of that and use of the symbol of lions has also in (pre)historic times been more heraldic and fairy tale like, as such it makes more sense to consider lion's "depicted". However i would guess there are a few myths about lions as well that would not warrant the merge (to old, essential, influential and/or widespread).77.251.188.67 (talk) 15:44, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Merge I don't get what your saying, Cultural Depictions covers myths, believes, stories and faery tales, old and new, what is wrong with that? The only thing to lose in such a move would be a loss of disorganization and multiple articles saying the same thing, doesn't it make sense to have Native American stories of Ravens and Crows next Huginn and Muninn and whatever role they might of played in Baba Yaga or The Hobbit, nstead of looking across 2 or 3 articles to find them? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.137.207.191 (talk) 04:01, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Merge They're the same topic, and a president has already been set for title, as mentioned by Corvus. I'd personally prefer for the title to be Cultural depictions of Crows and Ravens since they're sometimes used interchangeably, but are different animals. Plcoffey 13:07, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, Merge; content would fit well into a single article. Maias (talk) 04:22, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

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Photo of ravens of the Tower of LondonEdit

The current photo representing ravens of the Tower of London is okay, but the current one used in the lead of the article is much better -- it was even a featured picture on Commons. Consensus solicited for replacement. —107.15.157.44 (talk) 01:50, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

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