Hugin and Munin (Huginn, Muninn) (thought and mind) In Norse mythology, two ravens who fly about the world, then sit on Odin’s shoulders, telling him what they have seen. Snorri Sturluson says in the Prose Edda: “Two ravens sit on his [Odin’s] shoulders and say into his ear everything they see or hear. Their names are Jugin and Munin. He dispatches them at daybreak to fly over all the world and they return at breakfast time. From this he becomes wise about many events, and thus he is called the Ravengod.” They also appear in the Prose Edda.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante