Corbie – poster
Ye micht ken yer Scots leid, but div ye ken the Scots names o aw the beasties?
Whit beastie is this?
A pouerfae symbol in myth an fowk lare, a corbie can seegnal ill omen an even deith. Fowk jaloused thay cuid cairry aff the sowels o the deid an whiles representit demons or the deil himsel in a guise. Cryed a ‘raven’ in Inglis, thair eerie reputation springs fae eatin the deid on the bluidy fields o weir.
A powerful symbol in myth and folklore, a ‘corbie’ can signal ill omen and even death. People suspected that they could carry off the souls of the dead and sometimes represented demons or the devil himself in disguise. Called a raven in English, their uncanny reputation comes from eating the dead on the bloody fields of war.
Miscawed bi mony as no a real leid, the reenge o names for the beasties o this kintra shaws jist hoo sindry Scots is. It shaws its mony links til ither northland European leids forby.
Decried by many as not a real language, the range of names for the animals of this country shows just how distinct Scots is. It also shows its many links to other northern European languages.
This colourfae drawing haes its oreeginal in mid-century design an pop airt styles, an is grundit on a texturt block o rowed ink. It’s a rare wey tae shaw yer luve for the leid an the braw beasties that’s intil oor kintra.
This colourful drawing hae its original in mid-century design an pop art styles, and is grounded on a textured block of rolled ink. It’s am ideal way to show your luve for the leid and the brilliant animals of our country.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper