Time doth work what no man knoweth, Time doth us the subject prove, With time still affection groweth To the faithful turtledove. Sir Philip Sidney There is a myth that doves are eternally faithful and if their mate dies they will only drink after dark so they can't see their...

He comes, he comes, who loves to hear Soft sunny hours and seasons fair The swallow hither comes for rest His sable wing and snowy breast. The swallow is almost universally seen as the herald of Spring. The above poem is from a song that children on Island of...

Yet we drove their ranks before us, ere the fall of eventide, As we closed in, an owl flew o'er us and the gods were on our side. The Wasps by Aristophanes The Ancient Greeks considered the site of an owl and a good omen. If they saw...

There is a myth that eagles can look directly at the sun without blinking. The female eagles make their young look at the sun and if they can't do it they were not considered real eagles and were thrown out of the nest. Nay if thou be that...

How is it with you ravens, whence are you come With gory beak at the dawning of day? You lodged last night I ween [suppose] Where you knew the corpses were lying This comes from an old Viking song. The raven was worshipped and revered by the Vikings, it...

    

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