These Hugin and Munin raven table lamps will helpfully light your way. Free-standing and wall-mounted versions available. Odin’s role to Viking was as a god of war and death. Ravens, as carrion birds, were present when a battle took place, and were some of its prime beneficiaries. To slay someone in battle was, in a sense, to give the ravens a gift. Now the ravens return the gift as household helpers and assistants.