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Legend Of The White Raven

An ancient legend tells of a miserly Chief who stole the sun, the stars, and the moon for himself, and the world grew cold and darker than a raven's wings. Soon all life began to die. People were so frightened and confused they even blamed this evil on the black raven. The raven did not like that humans thought him responsible for this dark magic and death, for in his heart he was pure with good intentions, and his spirit was innovative, and often playful, and his very being was a creature of creation. His true purpose was to become one with humans and guide them on a spirit path of changes leading to healing the inner self.

Though the raven knew the journey would not be easy, he also knew he could not change circumstances without taking risks and so he set out to find the miserly Chief. He did not eat or sleep for more dark days and nights than he could count. He couldn't see and followed his intuition. Belief in his purpose kept his tired wings moving. And when he didn't think he could take one more breath, he finally came upon the miserly Chief. The Chief had been drawing energy from the sun, stars, and moon, and was very strong in his body, but weak in his soul. The raven was very weak in his body, but strong in his spirit. A great battle ensued, for the Chief did not want to give up his treasures, even though they did not belong to him. Alas, it was a fight to the death.

Broken and bleeding, and barely alive, the raven took back the sun, stars, and moon, and with his last breath of determination returned them to the sky. And then he fell to the earth, unable to fly and waiting for the end. But for him it was a new beginning, for the moon beamed down and bathed him in healing light, turning the raven's black feathers pure white, as white as the moon itself.

And from that moment on, the raven would never again be feared. Instead he would be a messenger of strength, survival, change and eternal hope, for he had brought light, peace, and life back to the world.

Legend Of The White Raven by Carol Cavalaris ©

Credits: Another in my Dream Catcher series, paying tribute to the mystery and magic of the white and black raven. Created in Photoshop CS, using painting techniques, raven photo refernece, background and dream catcher (modified) by pixels 29. Special thanks to Ilona Krijgsman for the use of her wonderful raven photos.

Hope you enjoy. :o)

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June 7, 2011
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Jun 7, 2011 10:14:38 am
fantastic picture,so well done.

by slaudi Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 10:21:52 am
A truly amazing story & wonderful, wonderful art!

by Flint_Hawk Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 10:34:14 am
I love that story, superb myth that draws on the spirit of truth.
Thank you for sharing that and the image of ravens, my favorite
of the smart birds, excellent.

by Bothellite Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 10:40:31 am
beautiful image and wonderful history. I really like it a lot! Each creature or animal hides itself in a much deeper meaning than what appears in the eyes. Only the noble souls know it.

by geico2000 Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 10:49:24 am
wow........wonderful story, and what a great art.....super

by Ilona-Krijgsman Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 11:04:22 am
Simply wonderful !

by i-c-e-blue Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 11:33:03 am
Amazing as always with a great story!!!

by jendellas Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 12:10:51 pm
This is another truly epic image in this series Carol, you really are so good at these. Really enjoyed reading the legend of the White Raven, so nicely done.

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 12:14:04 pm
A great tale to go with this kool image, always thought they we bad, but now I know better..thanx Carol !
Well done & ~Cheers~

by jif3d Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 2:00:20 pm
Brillaint story Thank you for sharing such a wonder Love it! An the artwork Breath taking!

by zhaanman Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 2:18:48 pm
awesome in word and vision!!

by Shroom_Magic3D Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 3:16:23 pm
Striking Artwork Carol!
Your write-up is fantastic! Bravo!

by DennisReed Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 4:30:22 pm
Fantastic image and story!

by gunsan Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 5:37:39 pm
Wow My Dear An Awesome Story With A Magnificent Work Of Art...Bravo Carol...:)

by sherrygk Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 7:21:53 pm

by angelafair Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 7:49:14 pm
Beautiful image and story!

by ANGELFIRE999 Homepage »

Jun 7, 2011 8:06:33 pm
A wonderful addition to your 'Dream Series' and a super story to go with it. Excellent work and great colouring.

by npauling Homepage »

Jun 8, 2011 1:25:43 am
wonderful picture

by kaijra Homepage »

Jun 8, 2011 2:07:07 am
Amazing work my friend.
God Bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Jun 8, 2011 5:38:42 am
Wonderful work my friend....!!!

by RodolfoCiminelli Homepage »

Jun 8, 2011 10:13:54 am
your work is always stunning. I love the dreamcather's you add to the photos..

by Ladydragus Homepage »

Jun 8, 2011 10:45:11 am
Lovely scene!

by wotan Homepage »

Jun 9, 2011 11:50:24 am

by anitalee Homepage »

Jun 9, 2011 7:38:41 pm
Beautiful image
Thanks for the info as well

by Blush Homepage »

Jun 10, 2011 4:13:05 pm
Amazing artwork Carol, superb work love it.

by adrie Homepage »


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