a reply to: Deny Arrogance
Animals can symbolize many different things to many different kinds of people
It's a kind of Rorschach test seems to me - people seem to see what they love or fear. I think the crowds reaction - and Bernie's - says an awful lot
about their views on life
Nice. Not sad
Considered bad luck in many European cultures, a sparrow flying into the home is said to be a sign of impending death. A variation of this
superstition claims that the person who catches the sparrow in the home must kill it, or else he will be the one to die. In Kent, England, if a
sparrow is caught, it is believed that the catcher must kill it or his parents will soon die. Other variations of the sparrow superstition, according
to the website TarotCanada, include predictions of death if the sparrow enters the home and lands on a piano.
Harbingers of Love
In contrast, Indonesian superstitions claim that the sparrow brings good luck. If a sparrow enters a home, Indonesians believe that a wedding will
occur, and if a woman spies a sparrow on Valentine's Day, she will find happiness by marrying a poor man. If a sparrow enters a home and builds a
nest, it will bring good luck. The call of a sparrow forecasts rain.
According to the website Dream-God-Web, sparrows are a symbol of Christianity that represent God's care for the smallest of creatures. In the
Bible, sparrows were often mentioned as an offering made by a person without any means. Birds such as sparrows, eagles and doves were all symbols of
the presence of God. Gospel hymns, such as “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” also use the image of the sparrow to denote the importance of all things
in the eyes of God.
Sparrows, according to ancient Egyptians, caught the soul of a person recently deceased. Many sailors would tattoo the image of a sparrow on their
bodies with the hope that the sparrow would catch their soul, carrying it to heaven if they died while at sea.
According to the website SurnameDatabase, the surname Sparrow was of Anglo-Saxon origin and derived from the Middle English “sparewe,” or sparrow.
A nickname for a person who was homely or chirpy, the surname was first seen in recorded form in London in 1160.
Sparrows in Dreams
When sparrows appear in dreams, they are said to signify the dreamer's benevolent nature toward others, specifically when listening to sad stories.
According to the website DreamReveler, a sparrow seen in a dream represents the dreamer's feelings of being loved and comforted, but to dream of a
sparrow being hurt is an omen for future sadness. The website TarotCanada claims that sparrows appearing in dreams will mean financially lean times
ahead, but if the sparrow can be chased away, there will be good business news for the dreamer.
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