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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. one of the two ravens of Odin that brought him news from the whole world.
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Origin of Munin

< Old Norse, equivalent to mun- noun from base of muna to remember + -inn definite article
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Historical Examples of munin

  • I thought that Odin's birds, Hugin and Munin, sat on a tree before me.

    The Story of Siegfried

    James Baldwin

  • Hugin and Munin were Othin's attendant ravens who gave him information.

  • Their names were Hugin and Munin, and they came from the ends of the earth, where Odin sent them every morning.

  • There was even a wise old raven, almost as large as a gander, whom Nils had christened Munin, after Odin's bird.

  • I fear for Hugin, that he come not back, yet more anxious am I for Munin.