06 February, 2012
The White Dove As A Messenger Of The Dead
Dan left the following comment on my blog post Receiving White Feathers From The Dead. It's not strictly about white feathers - though it is in a way, but the feathers are still attached to a white dove.
I think that Dan's comment speaks for itself so I'll simply add three references to white doves.
~ 1 ~ According to Symbolic and Mythological Animals by J. C. Cooper, "The white dove is one of the most venerated creatures, symbolizing the spirit, the soul, bringing the spirit down to the earth and the transit between one state and another."
~ 2 ~ During the canonization ceremony of Christian Saints, white doves are released to represent the soul rising to heaven.
~ 3 ~ In Christian Iconography, a white dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit.