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The history of calling the pigeon a symbol of peace

Top news deskঃ Pigeons have first domesticated in ancient Egypt 5000 years ago. Then you can understand how long the pigeon has been in people’s minds as a cute bird.

Stories about pigeons are written in different religions and scriptures, and many stories of pigeons in the face of people can be found in ancient folklore.

For example, a pigeon takes a lover’s letter in its beak and carries it to the lover’s house. Inspired by these stories, the pigeon is described as a symbol of peace. So it’s not too late, let’s learn from the stories why the pigeon is called a symbol of peace.

  1. In Greek mythology, the dove is a symbol of peace

Aphrodite was born on a chariot drawn by doves. Aphrodite loved pigeons. Pigeons used to roam around him most of the time.

Sometimes he had a pigeon in his hand. For this reason, the people of ancient Greece considered the pigeon to be a symbol of peace.

Goddess Aphrodite
Goddess Aphrodite

  1. In Aztec religion, the dove is a symbol of peace

The people of the ancient Aztec civilization believed that the Great Flood occurred during the time of Prophet Noah (PBUH). After the great flood, when the sins were removed from the earth, the goddess Xochiquetzal returned to the earth in the form of a dove.

This goddess is the mother of humanity. For this reason, the dove was considered a symbol of peace during the Aztec civilization.

Goddess Xochiquetzal
Goddess Xochiquetzal

  1. Pigeon in Hindu mythology

Pigeon In Hindu mythology, the pigeon is the vehicle of Kamdev, the god of love and lust. Therefore, the people of some parts of ancient India considered the pigeon as a symbol of peace.

Kamdev is the god of lust
Kamdev is the god of lust

  1. The dove is a symbol of peace in biblical narratives

The dove is said to be a symbol of peace in biblical narratives. Available from biblical accounts. Prophet Nuh (A.S.) was disgusted with the sins of his Ummah and appealed to the Creator to rid the world of sin. In response to Nuh’s request, the great creator ordered Nuh (as) to build a boat.

Responding to the order of the Creator, Noah (as) built a huge wooden boat. When the boat is ready, he collects each living thing in pairs and lifts them into the boat. By the order of the Creator, rain began to fall from the sky. As a result of 40 consecutive days of rain, the entire surface of the earth is submerged. Now Noah (as) sent a crow out of the boat to search for land. But after several days the crow never came back.

The second time, Nuh (as) sent a white dove out of the boat to search for land. The dove returned to the boat a few days later with an olive branch in its beak. Seeing this, Nuh (A.S.) understood that there is land somewhere around and the earth is no longer submerged under water. This is why the white dove is considered a symbol of peace.

Another biblical account finds,
Prophet Jesus loved the white dove. The angel of peace descends on earth in the form of a white dove. This is why the white dove is considered a symbol of peace.

Noah (PBUH) made a big wooden boat
Noah (as) boat

  1. The pigeon is a symbol of peace in folklore
    There were two powerful kings in ancient Asia. The power of the two kings was balanced. Both kings were equal in strength, army, weapons, and intelligence. One day war between the two kings became inevitable.

In due course both the kings called for war and assembled the army-vassals at the designated battlefield. The first king prepares to go to war. After putting on all the warm clothes, the king got ready to put on the headgear. But he couldn’t find the turban at all.

After much searching, he saw that a pigeon had built a nest on his headdress. The king’s mother forbade the king to break the pigeon’s nest. The king obeyed his mother’s orders and refrained from breaking the pigeon’s nest.

He went to the battlefield without a helmet. The second king saw the first king fighting with bare heads and offered to stop the war and negotiate. The first king agreed to the second king’s proposal and sat down to negotiate.

The second king asked the first king why he was fighting with bare heads. The first king told the story of the pigeon.

When the second king heard the incident, he thought that it was not right to fight with such a nobleman as the king who leaves his headgear for a dove and appears bareheaded on the battlefield. Both kings stopped fighting and made peace.

For this reason, in ancient Asia, the pigeon was considered a symbol of peace.

edited by Purabi Roy..

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