Hugin and Munin

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Hugin and Munin sitting at Odin's shoulders, illustration from an Icelandic manuscript around year 1700.

Hugin and Munin are two ravens, commonly associated with Odin. They bring Odin news from the world, when he sends them out. Their names translate as thought and memory, respectively.

It is also believed that these are the ravens which Odin sacrificed his eye to in return for wisdom.