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In ancient Sumerian mythology, the mythical king Etana was said to have been carried into heaven by an eagle.Classical writers such as Lucan and Pliny the Elder claimed that the eagle was able to look directly at the sun, and that they forced their fledglings to do the same. Those that blinked would be cast from the nest. This belief persisted until the Medieval era.
The eagle is the patron animal of the ancient Greek god Zeus. In particular, Zeus was said to have taken the form of an eagle in order to abduct Ganymede, and there are numerous artistic depictions of the eagle Zeus bearing Ganymede aloft, from Classical times up to the present
The eagle is a common form in the Anglican tradition, often used to support the Bible because of the symbolism of spreading the gospel over the world. Additional symbolic meanings for "eagle" include the pronouncements to the Israelites in Exodus 19:4; Psalms 103:5 and Isaiah 40:31. The United States eagle feather law stipulates that only individuals of certifiable Native American ancestry enrolled in a federally recognized tribe are legally authorized to obtain eagle feathers for religious or spiritual reasons.
The Moche people of ancient Peru worshiped the eagle and often depicted eagles in their art.
The eagle is one of the most ancient symbols of humanity. The Greeks and the Persians consecrated it to the sun, as a symbol of elevation and of spirit associated with the supreme sky-god, representing the spiritual principle. For the Greeks, the Eagle was the emblem of Zeus. The Druids regarded it as the symbol of the Almighty who watches from higher spiritual states.
The Eagle is a diurnal bird whose life is associated with light and with the elements Fire and Water. The Eagle is characterized by its fearless flight, its swiftness and its familiarity with thunder and lightning, attributes of creator gods. The Eagle also represents hereditary nobility, power and war. Like the lion on earth, the Eagle is the king of the sky. As an initiatic bird, it flies from one world to the other and regenerates and guides souls.
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