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πŸ“Έ by @live.travel.click

A raven, standing over the remains of a pigeon.

In the last few years, it has been proven that these corvids possess an intellectual capacity close to that of your average 4-year-old human child.

In a series of tests, ravens displayed a general planning ability that had only been documented in people and in great apes.

The results suggest that these highly intelligent birds possess some form of episodic memory – one of the key traits in human intelligence.

If you look at the mythos surrounding ravens, it becomes evident that we might have known about their large intellectual capacity before it was scientifically proven.

In Native American mythology, they are known as a trickster, just like the coyote. The norse god Odin is often represented by the raven, or a pair of ravens. Their names, Huginn and Munnin, literally translate to “thought” and “memory” respectively.

In Greek mythology, ravens are known as a messenger to the god of prophecy, Apollo. A group of ravens is known as a conspiracy, which by definition is a plan, secretly devised to accomplish an evil or treacherous end.

The poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is about…. a raven, that mimics human speech, (one of the ravens real life abilities) fucks with the unnamed protagonist and winds up trapping his soul which is set to be released, nevermore.

#natureismetal

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