Saturday, March 17, 2012
Dove Tattoos Symbolism
Dove symbolic meanings: - Love - Grace - Promise - Devotion - Divinity - Holiness - Sacrifice - Maternal - Ascension - Purification - Messenger - Hopefulness
Doves produce their own milk, called "crop milk" or "pigeons milk." The dove is an oddity in nature as a bird producing its own milk to feed its young. Because of this unique ability, they symbolize nurturing. Doves are often seen as symbols of motherhood.
Doves often stop foraging for food just before their babies are born. This temporary starvation insures the formulation of pure milk that does not have any bits of food in it that the babies could not digest. This bird therefore also symbolizes self-sacrifice for the sake of its children.
The dove is seen in Christian art with Mary as symbolizing care, devotion, purity and peace.
The dove is seen as a companion of Ishtar the Great Mother in Assyrian culture and symbolizes hope and salvation.
Aphrodite and Venus the goddess of love, is pictured often with a dove in artistic portrait. Symbolizing higher love. This kind of love turns a blind eye to the common downfalls of mankind.
The dove symbolically conveys a higher admiration for unconditional love.
Dove symbolism is often associated to heavenly visitations. Birds have been seen as celestial messengers, especially doves
Doves are fussy if you observe them in groups you will see they can be nervous, this is a sign of their highly developed sense of presence being intimately aware of everything around them.
The dove is a symbol of the souls journeys that take place after physical life has on earth has ended. In Slavic legend the dove symbolizes the souls released from earth. When a dove is seen it is a clear sign the soul has returned to celestial realms.
Also the Dove is seen as the Holy Spirit in Christianity.