What Does a Black Crow Symbolize?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 4, 2020 10:44:40 PM ET
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Black crows symbolize communication from the gods, divination of the future and the Welsh goddess of war and death, Morrigan. Crows are also associated with death and the netherworld. Followers of Hinduism consider crows to be ancestors and provide them with food offerings.

Crows are considered harbingers of both good and bad omens, from receiving visitors to weather patterns to developing an illness, depending on the direction and placement of the crow. Crows are popular creatures in mythology and can be found in Japanese, Australian Aboriginal, Korean, Chinese and Irish myths. In Buddhism, a protector of the Dharma is represented by a crow.