birds

All early cultures had a special reverence for birds and their ability to fly. Watching birds in flight they saw creatures with direct access to the heavens, this led to them being perceived as symbols of hope and attainment. As they observed the migrations of great flocks, their departure in the fall and their return in the spring, people came to view them as symbols of renewal and rebirth, representing the wheel of the life-death-life cycle.

It was believed that the annual travels of the birds took them to otherworldly realms. In this light birds were often seen as couriers for the gods and as messengers for departed ancestors. These go-betweens carried news from the world of mortal men into the lands of spirit. They could come forth again with divine advice and ancient wisdom.


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