Saturday, October 31, 2009

Huginn and Muninn





My mother grew her very first pumpkins this season and promised her first ripe one to me as an anniversary gift. It was her best pumpkin of the season and as such, I wanted to carve something special into it.

I chose Huginn and Muninn, Odin's ravens and informants. I chose them as my pumpkin motif not only because Odin is one of the gods I associate with Samhain, but because of what the ravens names mean.

Huginn translates to thought, while Muninn translates to memory. Both thought and memory are important to me, especially in regards to relationships. Thought is integral to making things work and memories are what make relationships (and life) so wonderful.





This is the first surface carving I've done on a pumpkin and I'm quite proud of it! I got the design from Alpha Stamps. I drew it onto the pumpkin while looking at the small design on the computer screen and carved it out with a small carving tool.

Hope you enjoy my pumpkin and have a Blessed Samhain, or Happy Halloween for my non-pagan friends.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Blessed Samhain to you!

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  2. Wow - amazing carving! I've never tried doing surface carving - too nervous. Way to go!

    Have a spectacular evening!

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  3. That is so beautiful! Have a wonderful Samhain

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  4. love the pumpkins.... wanted to let you know you my dear are the winner of my giveaway.... so shoot me an email with your mailing info and I will get the package out to you first thing Monday... congrats..

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  5. What a beautiful pumpkin! Hope you are having a Blessed Samhain!

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  6. AMAZING PUMPKIN! Huginn and Muninn are my next tattoos! Have a very blessed Samhain and a bright New Year!
    Blessings, ~Kiki~

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  7. oh guess I delete my own comment *sigh*
    Wish you a wonderful Samhain night, and congrats for this awesome carving!!!
    And congrats for your second year out of the broom closet! It's good to breath freely, isn't it? :o)

    Kisses from us.

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  8. very beautiful !! oh, and I think that mine stayed great. LOL , congratulations !!

    )O(

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  9. It looks amazing!
    And I love the thought behind it...

    )O(
    boo

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