Most of us see birds as a symbol of freedom, or even as symbols of the future. Their ability to soar high into the sky and their proximity with the sky makes them desirable for humans who cannot fly without substitute wings. From time immemorial, mankind has considered birds to be signs of eternal life. Many stories and folklore suggest that birds were taken as signs of renewed life, often as a transition between life and death. Many even consider them to be an idea or proposal for the future.
Many birds have deep symbolic significance. Birds are said to be able to communicate with gods; they can ascend into heaven and birds are even a feature of the Tree of Life often depicted with a serpent at their feet. The symbol of the blackbird for example has a deep significance to Christians. The Devil appeared to St Benedict to tempt him in the form of a blackbird. In Christianity, Blackbirds also symbolise temptation of the flesh. The bird also has symbolic meaning to other religions.
Other cultures have their own theory on the symbol of the bird. The Maori people believe that the symbol of the bird man is the all-seeing being with strength and valour. The Celtic people believed in the spiritual symbolism that the bird symbol was a messenger of the gods. The bird symbol of the Raven and the Wren specifically had magical powers. The ancient Egyptians believed that the bird symbol represents the power of the soul leaving a persons body. The ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism (also known as Daoism) believes that a three legged red crow which lives in the sun symbolises the Great Triad which is the three great powers of being: Man, Heaven and Earth.
This handmade pendant is sterling 925 silver and has been carved to create a realistic flying creature. The bird has been caught during flight which depicts its escape towards freedom. The wearer will surely feel openminded and free just as the bird symbolises. The measurements are as follows:
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap but it also looks great with a silver chain.
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