# What are the origins of the Raven Queen?

Could someone tell me what they know of the Raven Queen's origins?

Citing sources is a plus.

Thanks.

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are you looking for in-game D&D references, or real-world mythological references - or both? – Azeari Dec 23 '10 at 3:22
I was looking for D&D references. I wasn't aware there was a real-world mythological figure known as the Raven Queen. – Judd Dec 23 '10 at 22:52
I do disagree. She is a new addition to the D&D mythology, along with Githyanki, beholders, Pelor and Vecna. They are all D&D fluff or color, as in bits of the setting that are not mechanical in nature. Other 4e fluff bits: The Primordials, the Shadowfell, etc. – Judd Jan 7 '11 at 3:39
@Judd: Hmmm... For me religion-and-deities covers "color text" and "part of the setting and mostly non-mechanical in nature" while being a specific description of the content. (And one person's fluff could be another's silver.) – yhw42 Jan 7 '11 at 5:12
I don't see fluff as a negative word. I see it as fiction bits that don't have mechanical weight in play. – Judd Feb 2 '11 at 19:28