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" They say, moreover, that in every battle, wherever that flag went before them, if they were to gain the victory a live crow (? raven ) would appear flying on the middle of the flag ; but, if they were doomed to be defeated, it would hang down motionless.... "
Revue celtique - Page 53
1872
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The Life and Times of Alfred the Great

John Allen Giles - Great Britain - 1848 - 417 pages
...SPELMAN'S LIFE OF ALFRED, p. 61. that the three sisters of Hinguar and Hubba, daughters of Lodbroch, wove that flag, and got it ready in one day. They say, also, that in every battle, wherever that flag went before them, if they were to gain the victory,...
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The Whole Works of King Alfred the Great: With Preliminary Essays ..., Volume 1

Alfred (King of England) - Anglo-Saxons - 1852
...standard called Raven, for they say that the three sisters of Hungar and Habba, daughters of Lodebroc, wove that flag and got it ready in one day. They say, moreover, that in every battle, whenever that flag went before them, if they were to gain Ihe victory a live crow would appear flyIng...
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A popular history of England

Mrs. Thomas Geldart - Great Britain - 1860 - 275 pages
...three sisters of Hubba, daughters of Lodabroch," and they say moreover, " that in every battle where that flag went before them, if they were to gain the...crow would appear flying on the middle of the flag ; if they were doomed to be defeated the crow would hang down motionless." This omen encouraged Alfred,...
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Memorials of King Alfred: Being Essays on the History and Antiquities of ...

Alfred (King of England) - Coins, Anglo-Saxon - 1863 - 380 pages
...standard called Raven, for they say that the three sisters of Hungar and Hahba, daughters of Lodebroc, wove that flag and got it ready in one day They say, moreover, that in every battle, whenever that flag went before them, if they were to gain the victory a live crow would appear fly....
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Traditions, Superstitions, and Folklore, (chiefly Lancashire and the North ...

Charles Hardwick - Folklore - 1872 - 306 pages
...standard called Eaven ; for they say that the three sisters of Hindwai and Hubba, daughters of Lodobroch, wove that flag and got it ready in one day. They say,...were to gain the victory, a live crow would appear flyiug in the middle of the flag ; but if they were doomed to be defeated it would hang down motionless,...
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Traditions, Superstitions, and Folklore, (chiefly Lancashire and the North ...

Charles Hardwick - Folklore - 1872 - 306 pages
...standard called Raven ; for they say that the three sisters of Hindwai and Hubba, daughters of Lodobroch, wove that flag and got it ready in one day. They say,...went before them, if they were to gain the victory, a hive crow would appear flying in the middle of the flag ; but if they were doomed to be defeated it...
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Library of Universal Knowledge: Being a Reprint Entire of the Last ..., Volume 2

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1879
...N the Danish raven, depicted on the standard taken by Alfred, of which Asscr mentions the tradition that "in every battle, wherever that flag went before them, if they [the Danes) were to gain the victory, a live crow would appear fly-ng on the middle of the flag ; but...
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Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880 ..., Volume 2

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1880
...the Danish raven, depicted on the standard taken by Alfred, of which Asser mentions the tradition, that "in every battle, wherever that flag went before them, if they (the Danes) were to gain a victor.', a live crow would appear flying on the middle of the flag; but...
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Walford's Antiquarian Magazine and Bibliographical Review, Volume 7

George W. Redway, Edward Walford - Archaeology - 1885
...standard called Raven ; for they say that the three sisters of Kingwar and Hubba, daughters of Lodobrok,* wove that flag, and got it ready in one day. They say, moreover, that in every battle, whereever that flag went before them, if they were to gain the victory a live crow (? raven) would...
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The Antiquarian Magazine & Bibliographer, Volume 7

Archaeology - 1885
...standard called Raven ; for they say that the three sisters of Kingwar and Hubba, daughters of Lodobrok,* wove that flag, and got it ready in one day. They say, moreover, that in every battle, whereever that flag went before them, if they were to gain the victory a live crow (? raven) would...
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