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The symbol of the bluebird as the harbinger of happiness is found in many cultures and dates back thousands of years.

Chinese Mythology - One of the oldest examples of the bluebird myth is found on the oracle bone inscriptions of the Hsang dynasty (1766-1122BC). A blue or green bird was the messenger bird of Xi Wangmu (the Queen Mother of the West) who began life as a fearsome goddess and immortal.

Native American Folklore - According to the Cochiti tribe the firstborn sun of Sun was name Bluebird. The Navajo identify the mountain bluebird as a spirit in animal form. Associated with the rising sun.


European Symbology - In Russian fairy tales, the bluebird is a symbol of hope.


Ralph Waldo Emerson – May Day 1867 The world rolls around, mistrust if not, Befalls again what once befell; All things return, both sphere and mote, And I shall hear my bluebird’s note, And dream the dream of Autumn dell.


Credit: Wikipedia

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