The Crow, especially in the West, has always been considered a symbol of a bad omen, the protector of the dark side of life, probably because it is a bird that feeds from the dead carcass. Even the ancient traditions have undermined the reputation of the bird. The sight of a solitary crow is considered a warning for an impending misfortune; his hoarse croak predicted bad weather, while, if a crow caws three times flying over a house, it heralds a death in the family.
On the contrary, if we ran into a dead crow it could be considered a symbol of good luck. In Asian cultures the raven, instead, takes on a completely different meaning: Chinese and Japanese myths portrayed him as a symbol of love and devotion. For pastoralists, hunters often the sight of a flock of crows on the horizon indicated the presence of a herd of animals, just as with the seagulls flying over the sea, thus becoming a symbol of prosperity.