Meanings of the Celtic Raven are wisdom, prophecy and knowledge-keeping. Its meaning is based on Celtic myth and legend. Tales of the heroic Chuhulian, Bendegeit Bran, Lugh all speak of the raven in a prophetic capacity and also as power and protection.
The Raven is similar to the crow which is deeply associated with death deities. But, while the crow is usually reserved as a spirit form for feminine deities, the Raven has been the Otherworld body for both Gods and Goddesses. Like the crow, it flew over Celtic battlefields as the deity incarnate.
Legend tells that the Celtic goddess of war or death, Morrigan descending upon battlefields in the shape of 100s of ravens. This bird was also closely associated to Bran the Blessed.