Symbolism

10 Birds That Bring Good Luck

Throughout history, some birds were considered to be signs of good luck, while others have been feared by us.

In today’s text, we are going to show you 10 birds who are considered good luck omens, despite the bad reputation they might have received over the years.

  1. Stork

Throughout the world, through stories and legends, they consider this migratory bird as the messenger who announces a birth or brings herself a newborn baby wrapped in a patch of white clothes that she holds at the end of her long parakeet.

For the Romans, the stork symbolizes the great feminine principle, representing it as Juno, wife of Jupiter, that is, Hera de Zeus in Greek mythology.

This bird of black and white plumage with long legs, beak and neck from Siberia fly so high that they fly over the Himalayas (6,000 meters of altitude) to go to India.

Formerly they had no problem nesting in the cities, on the roofs of houses, and even in chimneys.

The stork represents a sensitive and intuitive person who is very close to his family, those who have a maternal instinct capable of maintaining privileged relationships with children.

However, they are often nostalgic and their tendency to be too homely is due to fear of the outside world.

On the other hand, the stork may contain a negative representation.

Since sometimes, it represents those parents who play the role of managers. Situation nothing pleasant for the workers, in this case the children, who are treated as employees or collaborators in that considered family business of which they are members.

  1. Dove

Pigeons produce their own milk, it is called “milk of crop” or “milk of pigeon”. It is an incredible rarity in the nature of birds, that females produce their own milk to feed their young. From this unique capacity of the pigeon, it has been associated with the symbolism of breeding that is why pigeons are commonly considered in many cultures a symbol of motherhood.

The dove often stops looking for food just before its chicks are born. This temporary fast ensures a pure formation of the milk of crop that will produce, because this way it avoids that their chicks can find pieces of solid foods in the milk that could not digest. That is another confirmation of the attributes of the mother, the self-sacrifice for the sake of her progeny.

  1. Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are small birds, which usually stand out for their size, their colorful plumage and their speed to move. If one of them is present in your life, it means that there must be an enthusiasm for enjoyment.

They take charge of tasting the sweet nectar of life through flowers. Just as there are plants that are responsible for improving our energy, these birds also, like other animals, also try to do the same.

  1. Peacock

In Rome, the princesses and empresses took the peacock as their personal symbol. In this way, the peacock passed to the Christian symbolism strongly related to the Great Goddess, so it is not difficult to understand its positive connection with the Virgin Mary and the delights of Paradise.

In the Christian religion, it is considered a symbol of the resurrection of Christ because in spring, Easter time, the bird changes its plumage completely.

He is not usually represented with his tail unfolded as it is an image that suggests vanity, a concept contrary to the charity and humility of the message of Christianity. You can see mosaics from the 4th century with this figure in the church of Santa Constancia, in Rome, as well as in some Christian catacombs.

In general, representations of peacocks show the bird drinking from a chalice or a fountain (Source of Life) symbolizing a spiritual rebirth, associated with baptism and the eternity of the soul.

  1. Woodpecker

Woodpeckers are small birds that are recognizable by the sounds they produce. Woodpeckers peck wood for insects and worms so that when they do, we can all hear them among the trees.

They were easy to separate from all other bird species because of this, so the ancient people did not have much trouble creating symbolism of woodpeckers and include them in their stories and myths. Woodpeckers inhabit a large part of our planet and we can find them in almost all parts of the world. The only thing different from them in different cultures is their symbolism.

  1. Duck

It will be true that since that astonishing fight, the ducks have a snub nose, curiara-shaped legs “canoe” and the face of a woman. Since, since time immemorial has been attributed a certain awkwardness in speaking, in addition his curious way of walking also draws much attention to those who observe them.

Just to see the famous Walt Disney character, Donald Duck, whose flattened beak and webbed feet has become celebrated throughout the world and unlike his companions who are nothing but mice, dogs and horses, is unable to speak with human clarity from them.

  1. Rooster

The spiritual meaning of the rooster in the Chinese horoscope has to do with those people who believe in themselves, in people who are completely sincere. However, there is also a negative interpretation of the roosterin Chinese culture, and this is determined by the excess of pride that can disappoint the people around him.

Courage and arrogance are the two best words that define the spiritual meaning of the rooster in psychology to perfection. And in the end, these negative aspects are what make the person who feels identified with the rooster in a person who is carried away by jealousy, thus completely snatching their most positive qualities.

  1. Crane

The Japanese crane, is a singular wader with a height of more than one meter, sharp beak, long neck, head with a red tint, extensive wings and owns a beautiful black and white plumage that stands out in front of its other plumiferous sisters.

His elegant movements, his agility and his strong reaction to danger, have been inspiration for hundreds of years for martial artists and artists of painting, literature and poetry.

One of the first characteristics that oriental philosophers exalted in this beautiful bird is longevity. Some studies speak of an average age of 40 years, which for a bird is a considerable age range. In ancient Japan, the fact of seeing her return every year after her migration made her believe that she could live up to 1,000 years.

In texts of ancient China, it appears related to the most ancient sages, whom he accompanied closely in the search for his long spiritual journey.

  1. Magpie

Beautiful animal of our land Iberia, loved by some and hated by so many others, the Magpie symbolizes communication, courage and strength before the challenges.

It also teaches us that in the Unit there is strength. My grandmother said that if you saw a magpie it was bad news, if instead you saw two good messages to arrive, with three there were wedding celebrations and four imminent births.

In Aragon they have been honored for their beauty although in most places they are hung with the label of thieves, a bird of ill omen … although it is well known that this often happens with animals that feed on carrion, young or simply because to its black color.

In the middle Ages they were identified as vermin of the Devil and were said to be allies of the witches as well as the black cat, the wolf and the crows, their cousin’s ​​brothers.

For British Catholics, she was cursed for being the only bird that did not fly to console Jesus on the cross. In Scotland if you fly to the window of a house, announce death.

  1. Owl

This bird is present in many legends and superstitions of the whole world, since antiquity, although depending on the time it has been considered with different symbolisms such as representing wisdom or some ominous augury -because of its relationship with the night to be a night Bird-.

Already the Mayans considered the owl and the owl as messengers of the hereafter, the Egyptians saw them as symbols of death but also of wisdom (for being one of their virtues the attentive observation) and the Chinese of clarity.

For the Greeks was the symbol of Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, both identified with this goddess that currently the little owl (European small owl) carries the scientific name of Athena noctua

. Among the most famous ancient Greek coins like the drachma, the head of Athena is placed on the face of the coin and on the back a small owl with an olive branch. Noticing one about the army was an omen of victory, however, for the Romans the owl was the bearer of bad fortune and only predicted deaths and disasters.

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