fatal raven

fatal raven

indicates defeat or victory by arranging its wings. [Norse Legend: Volsung Saga]
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The fatal raven, consecrated to Odin, the Danish war god, was the emblem on the Danish standard, Landeyda ( " desolation of the country " ), and was said to have been woven and embroidered in one noontide by the daughters of Regner Lodbrok, son of Sigurd, that dauntless warrior who chanted his death song (the Krakamal ) while being stung to death in a horrible pit filled with deadly serpents.