What Does the Raven Symbolize?


The raven is a black bird. It is used in movies and books as an ominous sign. The raven symbolizes secrets, darkness, evil and a foreboding sens of doom.
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Ravens symbolize different things to cultures around the world. To some it is associated with death, darkness and ill omen, and to others it is a symbol of light, goodness and cunning.
Though the bird in Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem "The Raven" was associated with sorrow and melancholy, in Northwestern Native American folklore the raven was a crafty hero who released the sun from imprisonment.
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