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Hugin and Munʹin [mind and memory]


The two ravens that sit on the shoulders of Odin or Alfader.

“Perhaps the nursery saying, ‘A little bird told me that,ʹ is a corruption of Hugo and Munin, and so we have the old Northern superstition lingering among us without our being aware of it.”—Julia Goddard: Joyce Dormer’s Story, ii. 11. (See Bird.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hudibrastic Verse
Hudson (Sir Jeffrey)
Hue and Cry
Hug the Shore (To)
Hug the Wind (To)
Hugger - mugger
Huggins and Muggins
Hugh Lloyd’s Pulpit (Merionethshire)
Hugh Perry
Hugh of Lincoln
Hugin and Munin [mind and memory]
Hugon (King)
Huguenot (U-gŭe-no)
Hulda [the Benignant]
Hull Cheese
Hulsean Lectures