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Wings of the Wolf Pack

The strange relationship between the wolf and the raven has been woven into the fabric of folklore and legend throughout history. The ancient Nordic people believed that seeing a wolf and a raven when going into battle foretold victory. Influence of the wolf and raven is evident in the surviving symbols of primitive Indian cultures on this continent, and Indians of the American Northwest divide themselves into Wolf and Raven Clans. Present day biologists have observed wolves engaging in a playful tag-like game with the ever present birds, and it is thought that from a lofty viewpoint a raven may lead the wolf pack to prey and share in the feast that follows.