Kimesa was a raven avatar and an envoy from the underwold. Her life span was only ten-odd years, and as a result she sought immortality. In order to do so, she needed to write a magic spell in the blood of a thousand of her human lovers. One day she fell in love with a man, and truly enjoyed their time together. But she knew that her time was running short. Shedding tears for the man she loved, she then killed him in the name of achieving her goal.
A raven is one of several larger-bodied members of the genus Corvus. They have black plumage and large beaks. There are many references to ravens in legends and literature, mostly in Greek, Celtic, Norse, Pacific Northwest, and Roman mythology. Because of its black plumage, croaking call, and diet of carrion, the raven has long been considered a bird of ill omen and of interest to creators of myths and legends. As a carrion bird, ravens became associated with the dead and with lost souls.