Hugin and Munin - the thoughts - and memories - of Odin's ravens

In Norse mythology, Hugin and Munin are two of Odin's nine ravens, who are his eyes and ears and serve him to see and hear the world. They are the embodiments of thought and memory and play an important role in Norse mythology. In this blog post I want to talk about the meaning of Hugin and Munin and their role in Norse mythology.

Hugin and Munin are the names of two ravens that sit on Odin's shoulders and serve him to see and hear the world. Hugin is the raven of thought and Munin is the raven of memory. Every day they fly out into the world and return in the evening to tell Odin everything they have seen and heard.

In Norse mythology, Hugin and Munin symbolize the power of thought and memory. Hugin represents the ability to think and look at things cleverly and wisely, while Munin symbolizes the ability to remember and learn from the past. Both are important for wisdom and the ability to make decisions.

Hugin and Munin also play an important role in the Norse concept of death and rebirth. In Norse mythology, death is believed to separate the soul from its body and bring it to the world of the dead. Hugin and Munin symbolize the soul that flies to the world of the dead and stays there to remember and learn from the past.

In modern popular culture, Hugin and Munin are often portrayed as mystical and mysterious beings who have close ties to Odin and Norse mythology. They appear in many fantasy novels, comics, and films, and often represent the power of thought and memory.

In summary, Hugin and Munin are two important symbols in Norse mythology, representing the power of thought and remembering. They are Odin's eyes and ears and help him see and hear the world.


6 comments


  • Thomas

    Was soll man noch dazu sagen? Mögen die Götter uns immer nahe sein….


  • Janek

    So geil, dass ich beide als Tattoo habe, natürlich mit unserm Allvater


  • Luckyjack

    Interessant und mega schön getextet…. herzlichen Dank


  • Tobias

    Schön Geschrieben. Bitte auch mal etwas von Ratatosk


  • Runa

    Sehr schön geschrieben. Danke 😊


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