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OCCULT SYMBOLS-DOVE

The Dove symbolizes Peace. It sometimes accompanies other symbols occasionally representing the world’s vision of universal peace, such as the rainbow, olive branch, broken cross, globe, and Egyptian ankh.

Doves, usually white in color, are used in a variety of settings as symbols of love, peace or as messengers. Doves appear in the symbolism of Judaism, Christianity and Paganism, and of both military and pacifist groups.

In Paganism, the goddesses Atargatis, Ishtar, Inanna, Astarte and Aphrodite are all depicted with doves.

The legendary queen Semiramis was raised by doves, connecting her to the goddesses.

In the Epic of Gilgamesh the dove微笑棋牌现金版下载 was released to search for the end of the deluge.

A white dove is a traditional Christian symbol of love and peace.

According to the biblical story (Genesis 8:11), a dove was released by Noah after the flood in order to find land; it came back carrying an olive branch in its beak, telling Noah that, somewhere, there was land. Christians used Noah’s dove as a peace symbol.

In the Bible, the Holy Spirit is, for a moment, made visible as a different kind of dove. It tells us that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, ‘You are My beloved Son; in You I am very well pleased.'” Luke 3:21-22

Finally, the Dove as a peace symbol: Doves mate for life and work together to build their nest and raise their young. While birds of prey would attack their neighbors, the dove was a bird of peace, eating seeds, easily trained to eat out of the hand. Beginning with the Egyptians, the dove was a symbol of quiet innocence. The Chinese felt the dove was a symbol of peace and long life. To early Greeks and Romans, doves represented love and devotion, and care for a family. The dove was the sacred animal of Aphrodite and Venus, the goddesses of love and friendship. The dove also symbolized the peaceful soul for many cultures.

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