E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hugin and Munin [mind and memory].
The two ravens that sit on the shoulders of Odin or Alfader.
Perhaps the nursery saying, A little bird told me that, is a corruption of Hugo and Munin, and so we have the old Northern superstition lingering among us without our being aware of it.Julia Goddard: Joyce Dormers Story, ii. 11. (See BIRD.)