Due to their connection with the sky, birds have been thought of since ancient times as the supernatural link between heavens and earth.  Middle Eastern and Asian cultures see birds as symbols of immortality.  East Indian myth believes that every bird in the world represents a departed soul.

Difference species of birds are attributed with different properties.  The Crane is seen as a symbol of long life and immortalit, the eagle typifies power, resurrection and generosity and the Nightingale suggests love and longing.  The Owl is synonymous with wisdom, insight and virtue but also has a surprising meaning of death and darkness, the wise owl is the most appealing thought!  The Peacock represents spring, birth, new growth, longevity and love.  The Hummingbird is known as a messenger and stopper of time as well as a symbol of joy, playfulness and beauty. 

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AuthorEloise Hall