The Raven (The Raven) The Raven is the title of Edgar Allen Poe’s perhaps most famous poem, first published in 1845. The Raven visits the poet, who is mourning the death of his love, Lenore, and perches upon a bust of Pallas Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Upon being asked his name, our Raven replies: “Nevermore”. Well, it rhymes with Lenore, so, good choice in a poem. This, in fact, is the Raven’s only word, a word he uses to judicious effect when prompted by the narrator. Asked if he, too, will leave the poet, as have so many friends before, he replies: “Nevermore”. Is he, demands the poet, sent here by avenging angels? “Nevermore”. Asked if he may meet the lovely Lenore once more in heaven, the answer is “Nevermore”. When the poet, driven to distraction, bids the Raven to leave him alone to his sorrows and be gone, again, the ominous answer is “Nevermore”. And so the Raven sits on his classic perch, and the poet lies beneath…”And my soul…Shall be lifted – nevermore!”. Now, with all due respect to the sensibilities of the 19th century, we are inclined to smile along with James Russell Lowell (himself a Poe contemporary) when he says: “Here comes Poe with his raven, like Barnaby Rudge/Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge.”
As the Raven Flies - a song by Dan Fogelberg
Johnny Raven - a song by Michael Jackson
Raven - a song by the Dave Matthews Band
Raven - a song by Lisa Marie Presley
That's So Raven - a theme song by Raven
The Raven - a song by the Alan Parsons Project
Yellow Raven - a song by the Scorpions
A Man Called Raven (Richard Van Camp) - A mysterious man tells two Indian brothers why they must not hurt the ravens that pester them. Recommended for ages 6-9.
How Raven Freed the Moon (Anne Cameron) - A beautifully illustrated book for children ages 6 and up relating the classic northwest coast myth telling how Raven, the trickster, freed the moon from the old fisherwoman's cedar chest and carried it to its rightful place in the heavens. Recommended for ages 6-9.
How Raven Stole the Sun (Maria Williams) - Created with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Tales of the People is a series of children's books celebrating Native American culture with illustrations and stories by Indian artists and writers. In addition to the tales themselves, each book also offers four pages filled with information and photographs exploring various aspects of Native culture, including a glossary of words in different Indian languages. The clever Raven, who was once pure white, turns himself into a mischievous little girl as he finds a way to bring light to the world. This engaging Tlingit story is brought to life in painterly illustrations that convey a sense of the traditional life of the Northwest Coast peoples. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Raven (Dean Whitlock) - It’s been four years since Raven fled Baron Cutter’s estate—four years since her mother, Roxaine, failed to show at the rendezvous. They were bonded servants then. Now, Raven, at 15, is an outlaw and a powerful mage—she can change into a bird at will. But she is haunted by the past: Did her mother abandon her? Or did Raven desert Roxaine in her hour of need? Driven by a desire to know what happened that night, Raven returns to the Baron’s estate. What she discovers is beyond her imagining, and she is left with a choice: escape a second time or help the mother whose will is as strong as her own. Vivid details and amusing characters add depth to Raven’s intricately created world, where a girl must look beyond magic—and herself—to save what is most important. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Raven (Edgar Allan Poe) - Lamenting the loss of a gentle but passionate woman, the narrator drinks, yet somberly dwells on her name. A local raven, with the capacity to utter like a parrot a syllable or two, repeats "Lenore," and "Nevermore." The narrator, tired and broken, believes the raven might be sent by God or even by the Devil, and tries talking with it. Recommended for ages young adult.
Raven and River (Nancy White Carlstrom) - Raven and River leads young readers on a fantastical journey with a raven across the icy Alaska landscape on the verge of spring. Along the way, the raven’s sonorous cry wakes a cast of sleeping woodland creatures, including a bear, a beaver, a hare, and a squirrel—all of whom join him in imploring the still-frozen river to melt and thereby initiate the change of seasons. Packed with information and featuring vibrant full-color illustrations by Jon Van Zyle, Raven and River brings to life these two important harbingers of Alaska’s spring. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest (Gerald McDermott) - Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, wise and clever Raven can! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Ten Rowdy Ravens (Susan Ewing) - This romping countdown rumpus stars the rowdy and mischievous shenanigans of the popular ravens. They steal pretty pearls, picnic in a pickup truck, and perform loop-de-loops. Illustrations. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Raven - Raven-Symoné (actress)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Raven - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Raven.
Raven - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Raven.