The Tower Ravens in London, England

Superstition rules the ravens roost at the Tower of London, where it has long been believed that if the ravens ever leave the edifice, the Crown and all of Britain will fall.

The myth dates back to the 17th century, when King Charles II declared that ravens must be permanently kept at the tower. Ever since, at least six black birds are kept captive at the tower to prevent any potential downfall of the country.

The tower avians also please the thousands of tourists who visit the historic...

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