RAVEN ON CELTIC CROSS YT8148 YTC SUMMIT Impressively detailed, this raven has an incredibly realistic look. Sitting perched upon the base of an old stone cut Celtic Cross, this beautifully hand detailed Raven creates an old world ambiance of mystery and intrigue. This beautiful statue is cast in heavy Cold Stone Resin and has a felt lined base to protect any display surface. It measures approximately 7.75 inches tall, 3.75 inches wide, and 4.5 inches long and weighs 1.6 lbs.
SYMBOLISM OF THE RAVEN The raven's intelligence is possibly its most winning feature. Indeed, these birds can be trained to speak. This speaking ability has lead to legends of ravens being the ultimate oracle.
In fact, the raven is often heard to cackle utterances that sound like "cras, cras." The actual word cras translates as "tomorrow" in Latin. Such lends more fuel to the legendary fires that distinguish the raven as a bird who can foretell the future, and reveal omens and signs.
Countless cultures point to the raven as a harbinger of powerful secrets. Moreover, the raven is a messenger too, so its business is in both keeping and communicating deep mysteries. Much negative raven symbolism comes about from their appearance on battlefields. They are scavengers (and curious to a fault), and were often seen picking at mangled remains of fallen warriors on battle grounds.