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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers on June 7, 2020 at 3:56 pm

watercolor 6/2020

My favorite bird and I love the myths surrounding this corvid.  Ravens are magical beings and, if there are any predictions to be given to us, I am positive that Raven will be the one to do the job.

How Raven brought Light to the world…….

Once the whole world was dark….inky, all-consuming dark. The reason for this blackness was that an old man who lived in a house by the river hid all the light in a tiny box. He did this because he was afraid to see whether or not his daughter was ugly.

Now, Raven, in a ploy to steal the light shrinks himself to become a hemlock needle in a basket of drinking water so that the daughter will swallow him. Soon Raven is reborn from her as a human child/raven. The old man accepts him as a grandson and soon Raven begs and pleads with the old man to open the box which holds the light. When the old man finally opens the box containing the light, Raven grabs it and flies out of the house—causing light to spread throughout the world and revealing that the old man’s daughter is as beautiful as the fronds of a hemlock tree.

As Raven flies away, Eagle sees him and tries to steal the light, causing Raven to drop some of it, which becomes the Moon and the stars.

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  1. Ahhhh! This is truly awesome Gretchen. ❤️

  2. I’m with Holly. The art, the story, and you…awesome and beautiful. ❤

  3. […] via prophesy — Gretchen Del Rio’s Art Blog […]

  4. So very beautiful

  5. Your talent is a joy to see. Thank you.

  6. Beautiful art and story! May we all uncover the light within us 🌟🌟🌟

    • I downsized this raven myth while attempting to retain the intent. There is always a deeper meaning to myths and I see in this one how human beings hide their light. They don’t want to be given any revelations that are not in accord with their thoughts that fuel their belief systems. When light illuminates …….untruths can be readily seen.
      For sure uncovering the light is the Healer…..so may that happen for those who are ready. It will change the world.

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