In Native North American folklore, Raven is the creator of the Earth, the sun, the moon, and the stars. After creating the world and the heavens, Raven created the first humans and the animals.
He creates a great flood that puts an end to the "Age of Animal Beings" and begins the age of Man.
Raven is a transformer or trickster spirit. He is a greedy, gluttonous, hero who is always searching for food.
He seeks out animals to destroy and consume, he can be killed but not easily, and he has the ability to return from the dead.
Also known as Yetl, and He-Whose-Voice-is-Obeyed.
See Also: Creatures by Type » Birds
Gray, Louis Herbert, & Moore, George Foot (ed.). The Mythology of All Races, Volume X. Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1916.