Huginn and Muninn (“Thought” and “Memory”) are twin ravens from Norse mythology. They are the servants of the god Odin. According to the legend, they are sent every morning to collect news, then return to Odin at dusk. Every evening they report on events from all over the world – they whisper these messages into Odin’s ear.
Ravens and crows are not a happy sign in general. In most cultures, these birds are a symbol of disaster, war, or disease – they have often been seen flying over the battlefield or feeding on the fallen. Despite these negative traits, people have also seen the extraordinary intelligence of ravens – birds that often symbolize messengers (or news), as in the case of the Huginn and Muninn ravens.