This beautiful juvenile Raven we returned to its nest site at the weekend an amazing experience. We didn't have much to do it was checked over by bird of prey specialist Alessandra and returned to the nest site which was in a castle ❤️. A highly protected bird in Ireland and not that common😕. Ravens are an iconic and magical creature in the Viking world. It is a powerful symbol of war and is believed to be the eyes and ears of the chief Viking god, Odin. Odin is sometimes referred to as the Raven God because of his two ravens Huginn (Old Norse: "thought") and Muninn (Old Norse: "memory" or "mind"). This pair of ravens fly all over the world and bring information to Odin. Huginn and Muninn are in the Poetic Edda. The two birds are frequently pictured perching on Odin's shoulders.