Ravens are seen as cunning and wise, and associated with the cycles of life. These intelligent birds find homes in many mythos, from Native American to Old Europe.
Ravens of European mythology are invariably messengers, or an alternate shape for various deities and spirits. In Norse myth – Odin had 2 ravens – Huginn (Thought) & Muninn ( Memory) who flew out about the world, delivering messages, gathering knowledge and reporting back to him. Odin’s daughters, the warlike Valkyries, were sometimes said to take the shape of ravens.
Among the Irish Celts, Raven was associated with the Triple Goddess, the Morrigan, who took the shape of Raven over battlefields as Chooser of the Slain. As carrion eaters, ravens are oft associated with death, or rather the cycle of life/death/life.
My tiles are original designs, often with a mythological or art historical reference. I sculpt and carve the original in clay and make a plaster press mold. Having a mold allows me to streamline the process and reproduce my design in multiples. Each one is hand painted with a variety of glazes and underglazes; each one is unique. They are ready to hang, bringing a little myth and symbolism to your everyday.
Prices range from $30-50. Please contact me for availability, or custom orders.