The dove is a symbol of purity, kind representation, tenderness and love.

In some traditions, the dove appears as a messenger of heaven and a symbol of the soul of the deceased. Thus, according to the belief of the Slavs, the soul of the deceased was transformed into the dove. Therefore, it was a sacrificial bird.

The dove of the ancient Jews acted as the messenger of the sky and the symbol of salvation. Its appearance with an olive branch in its beak above the Ark of Noah testified that the water was coming down from the surface of the earth and it was a sign of the onset of peace and renewal of life.


In China, a dove is a symbol of longevity and filial piety. In the East, the dove is a symbol of love and marriage. The dove depicted with a ring in its beak symbolizes the marriage.

The dove was worshiped in Egypt, where it was used as a bird of expedition. The white dove, as an adviser of Greek politicians, or as the winner of the Olympic Games, became the prototype of a peace dove with an olive branch in its beak, so it was represented to the world during the Games in Greece. (Look at Picasso’s dove, painted for the World Congress, the artist was reliving the ancient symbols) In Greek mythology, its happy flight has been interpreted as a good omen. Moreover, the Greeks took the dove as the bird of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.picasso-pablo-dove

In Christianity, the dove became a symbol of the Holy Spirit, when the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus' head during the ceremony of baptism it had the form of a dove. However, it should be noted that in the original it refers rather to a female dove because the Hebrew word "ruach" - "spirit" - is feminine. A dove and a halo represented the Holy Spirit, the dove is a lily symbol in the iconography of the Annunciation.



The peacock - In Indian mythology, to draw its wings, reminiscent of many eyes, represents the image of a starry sky.

The spider - In ancient Indian tradition Brahma, the creator of all things, was allegorically called the spider that was spinning the web of the world.

The tiger - The tiger is a symbol of power, strength and success, but at the same time it is a symbol of destruction, because the energy can be both creative and destructive.

The lion - In the symbolism of the elements associated with the fire, the lion represents courage, supreme power, nobility and pride.

The jaguar - Aztecs and Maya  believed that four jaguars represent the guardians of the road to peace.

The elephant - represents many qualities including: strength, royal power, dignity, patience, wisdom, longevity and happiness, as well as being a symbol of good luck.

The butterfly - is a symbol of a soul,  the fragility, the shortness of life, happiness and non-permanence.

The owl - It is a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, sensitivity, a prophetic gift, moderation, and melancholy.

The toad - In Vietnam, the toad is associated with rain, fertility, wealth, and sexuality. In Egypt, frogs were considered sacred animals.

The bear - The bear is a symbol of good will, heroic strength and clumsiness but also of malice, brutality and greed.

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