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  • Date: December 16, 2017

St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) wrote in her natural history (Liber de Subtilitatum) the following sentences about birds in general: Birds are colder than animals that live on the earth, because they are not conceived in such intense and heated desire. Their flesh is purer than that of land animals because they do not emerge naked from their mothers' bodies but rather covered by a shell. Many live from fiery air and for this reason are constantly stretching upward, like a fire. High-flying birds contain more fiery air than those that fly close to the earth. (See also BIRD OF PARADISE.) Birds symbolize the power that helps people to speak reflectively and leads them to think out many things in advance before they take action. Just as birds are lifted up into the air by their FEATHERS and can remain wherever they wish, the soul in the body is elevated by thought and spreads its wings everywhere. In mythology and throughout symbological tradition birds have mostly positive associations. Exceptions, however, include the Stymphalian Birds, swamp dwellers representing fever demons and which HERCULES expelled with bronze castanets, and the birdlike Harpies, who catch criminals and tum them over to the FATES for punishment. (Although the Harpies serve the greater moral order, they are figures of dread.) Otherwise, these creatures that use their WINGS to approach the HEAVENS often embody the human desire to break free of gravity and to attain higher spheres like the ANGELS. The legend of ICARUS, who flew too close to the SUN and plunged into the sea, offers a symbolic warning against the hubris that leads us to ignore our own limitations. The disembodied human soul is often depicted as a bird, or as a bird with a human head (the partial soul Ba of ancient Egyptian philosophy) or, in many prehistoric rock drawings, as a human with the head of a bird (explicable in part as a representation of hallucinations of flying when in altered states of consciousness). Birds played an important role in ancient Roman augury, in which priests interpreted their flight patterns as an expression of divine will. A bird doing battle with a SNAKE (e. g., Garuda in India) represents the overcoming of base instincts through spirituality. In the Upanishads of ancient India it is written that two birds sit in the branches of the great wOrld-TREE: one eats the fruit (symbolizing the active life) while the other watches (the meditative seeking after knowledge). In FAIRY TALES those who understand the language of birds are often privy to special knowledge people are also transformed into birds, and birds bring food to good or holy persons. In the idioms of various languages, birds are given sexual connotations (e. g. , the Chinese word niao, bird, also means penis) or associated with insanity (in German, einen Vogel haben, literally to have a bird, is to be not quite sane)--despite the values generally attached to birds, which are most clearly expressed in the symbolic traditions of the PHOENIX and the EAGLE.

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