Ravens are a powerful symbol in many cultures and have long been considered to be of ill omen in Europe, in part because of their all-black plumage and because they have been known to feed on humans killed by warfare or execution In Sweden, ravens are known as the ghosts of murdered people, and in Germany as the souls of the damned. In contrast, the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America and northeast Asia revered it as a god. The Vikings believed that ravens Hugin and Munin sat on the god Odin’s shoulders and saw and heard all. Whatever you believe this is a very intricate and beautiful all metal casting with a durable black finish. 1-7⁄8" x 1-1⁄2", includes 26" neck cord.