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Thread #90597   Message #1721055
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
18-Apr-06 - 09:28 AM
Thread Name: 3 Ravens (Ravenscroft) what's it about?
Subject: RE: 3 Ravens (Ravenscroft) what's it about?
I've always thought that the dead knight was the magician who caused a woman's soul to be trapped in a deer's body. When he died, she could exist no longer. Obviously, other interpretations are just as feasible.

I don't think the hawks and hounds represent humans, though. It was the privilege of the nobility to hunt with hawks (falconry) and with packs of hounds. These animals, being used to the knight as master, are staying by him, and the wild crows, being smaller animals, are kept away.