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    Cool Blood-Beaked Raven

    Can someone say to me if does it make sense "The badge of the Blood-Beaked Raven"?

    Does it belong to some sort of background in literature or general culture?

    Thanks a lot
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    Re: Blood-Beaked Raven

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Can someone say to me if this makes sense "The badge of the Black-Beaked Raven"?

    Does it belong to some sort of background in literature of general culture?

    Thanks a lot
    No it doesn't.


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    Re: Blood-Beaked Raven

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Can someone say to me if does it make sense "The badge of the Black-Beaked Raven"?

    Does it belong to some sort of background in literature or general culture?

    Thanks a lot
    Bloody beaked OR Black beaked?

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    Re: Blood-Beaked Raven

    It would not surprise me to find the phrase "the badge of the black-beaked raven" in a story from the 14th or 15th centuries (e.g. in a novel by Scott). It would mean a badge with a picture of a raven on it, as the insignia of a particular knight or noble.

    A "blood-beaked raven" on the other hand might occur in (a translation of) a Norse tale. It would suggest the corpse-eating propensities of Corvus corax; perhaps on the battlefield.

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    Cool Re: Blood-Beaked Raven

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Bloody beaked OR Black beaked?

    Sorry, I mean Blood-beaked Raven

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    Cool Re: Blood-Beaked Raven

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    It would not surprise me to find the phrase "the badge of the black-beaked raven" in a story from the 14th or 15th centuries (e.g. in a novel by Scott). It would mean a badge with a picture of a raven on it, as the insignia of a particular knight or noble.

    A "blood-beaked raven" on the other hand might occur in (a translation of) a Norse tale. It would suggest the corpse-eating propensities of Corvus corax; perhaps on the battlefield.

    MrP
    Quite frightening but very thrilling. You are right; the context is a medieval one. Thank You.

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