Thought and Memory

 huginn and muninn norse mythology raven illustration by alexandria noel

18″ x 24″ pen and ink illustration on 140lb paper.

Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) are two brother ravens that belong to the Norse god Odin. They are manifestations of Odin himself, flying through the Nine Worlds and returning to Odin’s shoulders at the end of each day to tell him everything they saw and heard.

"Hugin and Munin
Fly every day
Over all the world;
I worry for Hugin
That he might not return,
But I worry more for Munin."
— Poem excerpt from the The Poetic Edda. Grímnismál, verse 20.


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