Raven (Crow) Stories

Make Prayers to the Raven.

Raven that is,
Raven that was,
Raven that always will be.
Make prayers to the Raven.
Raven, bring us luck.
from the Koyukon

Chief's Rattle

How Raven Stole the Sun
(Tsimshian Clan Dance)

How Raven Invented Fire
How Raven Lost His Beak
How Raven Made the World



In the Beginning
Man and the Ravens (Chippewa)
Raven and His Grandmother (Aleuts)
Raven's Great Adventure (Alaska)

Talking Raven Who Became a Hero
(Omar the Amazing Raven)

Young Man and the Raven People

Raven Birth

Before Raven came, the earth was dark and cold. When he saw people living without shadows, he began a search for light. He finds it at the house of Sky Chief, who does not want to share it. Raven changes himself into a pine needle and floats down into the water that Sky Chief's daughter is drinking. In her stomach, he turns into a baby, to Sky Chief's delight. When the baby asks for and receives the shiny ball in the box, he turns back into Raven and flies into the sky, placing the ball where all may enjoy it. That is why Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest feed the raven.


Links

Background of the Raven Stories
Bibliography
Crow with Raspy Voice
Dotson' Sa, Great Raven Makes The World
Eldrbarry's Raven Tales
Raven and the Whale
Raven Mythology
Raven in Literature


Raven in Mythology
Raven in Southeast Mythology
Raven Stories
Raven Story
Raven Tales
Raven was White
Yelth: the Raven

RAVEN: A TRICKSTER TALE FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers
111 Fifth Ave., N.Y., NY 10003
(800) 543-1918.
For ages 4-8.
Illustrated. 32 pp., 0-15-265661-8.


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