Raven and Sun
Mischievous and curious, the Raven is the cultural focus of the Native People. He symbolizes creation, knowledge, and prestige, as well as the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth. He also symbolizes the unknown and shows that every person sees the world from their own perspective. The Raven was often called upon to clarify the truth in visions, as the wise elders knew that what the eye sees is not always the truth. Many of the original peoples refer to him as a god, and it is believed by some that messages from the creator or the cosmos are buried in the wings of the Raven. These secrets are only to be released to the families most deserving of his knowledge. The Raven is a long-distance healer and is known as the “keeper of secrets.” He helps us in our lives by exposing the truth of kept secrets that could harm us.In doing so he helps us restore our health. The Raven was only ever feared if misused. Besides being a member of many different clans, every descendant from the Nations belongs to either a Raven or Eagle Clan. Membership was always defined by which clans the mother belonged to.