These goddess earrings are made with mother-of-pearl birds, feather dangles, and 6mm mop beads, seed beads and have surgical steel earwires. They measure 2 3/4" long. Caw Caw!
Mythology, folklore and legends are all part of the history or birds. Birds are believed to be some of the oldest life forms upon Mother Earth. To primitive people they appeared as gods bringing rain, messages, death, and blessings. The phoenix is a bird that burns only to rise from its ashes, renewed and restored. There is a huge connection to the astrological sign Scorpio with the phoenix. And, anyone with a Scorpio ascendant will vouch for it!
So many examples to behold, the Greek horse Pegasus, The two ravens that were Odin’s messengers; Hugin (Thought) and Munin (Memory), The native American tradition acknowledging The Thunder Bird who had great power and creative abilities, The Egyptian god Horus with his hawk’s head, Maat with her vulture feather, Harpies the birdlike women, the Hindus aligning birds with a higher state of being, angels with their wings! From Wikipedia.