Sympathy > Symbols
Bird & Feather
Some Native Americans believe in birds' power to carry our prayers directly to God. The prayers are carried on their feathers and brought to heaven with exceptional strength and speed.
"Faith as tiny as a mustard seed can move a mountain." (Matthew 17:20)
The mustard seed is a talisman for hope and faith, often given as a prayer of encouragement.
In the Middle Ages, whenever a knight left for the Crusades, his lady would present him with sprigs of thyme as a symbol of loving remembrance.
The griffin is a symbol of strength: the head and wings represent the vigilance and watchfulness of the eagle, while the body symbolizes the lion's strength.
Christian symbol of steadfastness, hope and salvation.
Rainbow & Irises
American Indian legend tells the story of the Great Spirit who overheard a conversation between all the flowers in the meadow. Winter was coming and they would soon have to leave, but wished they could continue sharing their magnificent colours with the earth. The Great Spirit decided to help by giving them the sky as their heavenly landscape and display the flowers in the form of rainbows.
In Greek mythology, Iris is the goddess of the rainbow and is considered a symbol of great joy, happiness and abundance. It is considered the bridge between heaven and earth, representing truth and regeneration.
Biblical angels are the messengers between God and the world; they are the bearers of good tidings to the soul.
Angels symbolize protection (guardian angels) and guidance.