Butterfly Symbol

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Butterfly Symbol.

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The meaning of the Butterfly symbol signifies transformation as the ugly caterpillar changes into the beautiful butterfly.

The butterfly is also believed to be a messenger from the spirit world. The message the butterfly brings depends their color. A black butterfly indicates bad news or illness, yellow brings hope and guidance, brown signifies important news, red signifies an important event and white signifies good luck. A butterfly who lands on your shoulder brings you comfort. According to Native American legends and myths of some tribes the Butterfly played a part in their Creation myth. According to Native American legends and myths of the Pueblo tribes of southeastern Arizona and northwest Mexico the Butterfly played a part in their Creation myth. The Creator took the most beautiful colors of all living things and placed them into a magical bag. He have the magic bag to the children and when it was opened colored butterflies flew out singing. The children were enchanted by the butterflies but the song birds were so jealous that the Creator took away the ability to sing from the butterfly.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Native American Symbols.

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