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Raven Quotes To Help You Decide if They Are a Bad Omen

Ravens get a bad reputation for being bad omens—as you will see in these raven quotes.

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Edgar Allan Poe’s famous, yet dark poem, The Raven, certainly didn’t help the poor bird any!

Many of these raven quotes from the poem paint the creature in an unpleasant light.

But why are people so sure that a raven means something bad is coming?

The answer actually dates back to Greek mythology.

Ravens were associated with the God Apollo, who was the God of Prophecy.

According to the myth, Apollo sent a white raven to spy on Coronis, who was his lover at the time.

When the bird returned with news that Coronis was unfaithful, Apollo became enraged.

Someone should have told him not to shoot the messenger because in his anger, he scorched the bird’s white feathers—turning him black!

That is the reason for ravens being black today.

Keep reading for more references to the raven that helped it gain its slightly creepy status in today’s culture.

Raven quotes from Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem

1. “Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’” — Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, 1845

2. “Perched, and sat, and nothing more.” — Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, 1845

3. “Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before.” — Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, 1845

4. “Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!” — Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, 1845

5. “’Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,’ I said, ‘art sure no craven.” — Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, 1845

6. “Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer.” — Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, 1845

7. “Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; This it is, and nothing more.” — Edgar Allan Poe, The

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