seawitchgoddess: . Babies! (Gothic Charm School: pretty things)
4. A murder of crows sat with their black talons scraping against the terracotta tiles of the roof, their obsidian wings indignantly beating the air, and their matte beaks prodding the window panes of the funeral home. How appropriate it was.
Floke Vilgerdarson, also known as Raven-Floke, was one of the first Vikings that arrived in Iceland. He used to have hungry ravens with him when sailing in unknown waters. When he believed they where close to land, he released the ravens. If the ravens flew right up, and then in a certain direction, the ship followed the birds, if the ravens returned to the ship, there was no land in sight.