Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ex libris... Manet


The Flying Raven from The Raven ( Le Corbeau )by Édouard Manet

1 comment:

  1. And from everyone's favourite online e-encyclopædia, Wikipedia, this on the Norse shamanic god Odin's two notorious familiars, the ravens Huginn & Muninn:

    "In Norse mythology, Huginn & Muninn travel the world bearing news & information they have collected to Odin. Huginn is "thought" & Muninn is "memory". They are sent out at dawn to gather information & return in the evening. They perch on the god's shoulders & whisper the news into his ears. It is from these ravens that the kenning 'raven-god' for Odin is derived."

    Also of interest, the medieval reconstructionist German piping band named after the raven's genus, Corvus Corax, themselves have a new album whose name may appeal to you, that being "Venus Vina Musica". They're a popular draw amongst both the Gothic-y & Renaissance Faire crowds alike.

    Looking forward to having a tea with you when in Dublin next moonth, Dolorosa. Trína chéile a thógtar na cáisleáin! Oh! Say! Could you direct me to any good B & B's in the area? ~ Anadæ Effro (•:-)}