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  • Feathers - What do they mean to you? 08 September 2015 | View comments

  • It is commonly thought in most cultures that feathers are symbols of communication with the heavens.  In primitive/ancient cultures birds were considered to be divine creatures, it was believed that just by being in the sky they were closer to god.


    The Egyptians believed feathers to be a symbol of Ma’at, the goddess of harmony, truth, justice, and order.



    Native American Chiefs wore feathers in their head-dresses.  They were believed to be a sacred gift and a powerful talisman.  They symbolized trust, honour, strength, wisdom, power and freedom.  To be given an eagle feather would be like receiving an honorary gift from high officials.  It was the most revered gift of all and was believed to be a sign from above. 


    Celtic Druids wore ornately feathered robes believing that along with the presence of the sky gods they would enable them to transcend the earthly plane and enter the ethereal realm.


    In the bible feathers metaphorically represent loving care and protection. 


    I think one of the most commonly known pieces of  feather folklore is that when a feather catches your attention or is discovered in an unexpected place, it is an assurance from above that you are being guided, well looked after and  protected.  This is definitely something that has crossed my mind from time to time.


    Do feathers symbolize anything for you?? Do you know of any other pieces of feather folklore??  Would love to hear your ideas and thoughts………


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