There is a folk belief that humans can somehow understand the language of birds. Shamans have been said to merge their thought with a birds during a vision trance, seeing what the bird sees while also being able to fly to the sky world and beyond. Birds are often depicted as messengers, and it’s apparent in tales such as the Russian “Prince Ivan and the Firebird” where the raven acts as a messenger between the present world and other world that is known as the thrice tenth kingdom. The particular raven in that story seems to have a connection with the ancient Hugin and Mugin, the Norse symbols of thought and memory who essentially spy for the god Odin, returning to him every night to whisper the day’s news.
Since a bird is able to travel between worlds, their calls and songs are considered important and might indicate what is happening or what is to come.
My grandmother would sit outside just about every morning to talk to the crows, feeding them peanuts or scrambled eggs and asking them questions that only she seemed to hear the answers to. After she passed away, and still to this day when I’m feeling unsure of myself or angry at the world, I’ll receive the gift of a crow feather. It’s always nice to know that she’s never too far away, telling me to chill out and stop being a crybaby. 😂 🖤
Do you talk to the birds? Have you ever had an “otherworldly” experience with one? Let me know! I hope you’re having a great day😀
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