Today I installed this custom knotwork raven on a man who decided to devote his forearm to a representation of the bird form of the Celtic battle Goddess. She is shown calling out to the honored dead.
"The Morrígan ("phantom queen") or Mórrígan ("great queen"), also known as Morrígu, is a figure from Irish mythology. The name is spelled Morríghan or Mór-ríoghain in Modern Irish.
The Morrígan is primarily associated with fate, especially with foretelling doom and death in battle. In this role she appears as a raven or crow, flying above the battlefield." -Wikipedia