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  • thenoaidi
    07.05.2021 - 1 day ago


    Flying higher than any other bird, they symbolize the indomitable power of the spirit.

    The eagle is quite simply the king of the birds. In symblism written or pictorial, it's representative of the mightiest rulers, the highest Gods, and the greatest heroes. In surviving texts from ancient Babylon, the deceased king is borne to the heavens by an eagle. In many instanes, the eagle embodies lofty aspirations and higher spiritual achievement. In other cases, it symbolizes strength and glory and even substitutes for the sun in Arctic and some Indigenous American mythology. Because they are also birds of prey, eagles have come to be associated with clarity of vision and thus insight as well. Adopted as the national bird of the U.S. in 1782.

    Eagle eating snake:

    The eagle that eats a snake while perched on a nopal cactus appears on the national flag of Mexico. It's derived from the Aztec legend that the capital, Mexico City, was founded according to the command of the sun and war god Huitzilopochtli, who was sometimes represented as an eagle. According to his command, Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital and antecedent of Mexico City, was founded in C.E. 1325 on a spot where an eagle was seen devouring a snake, ending a long and perilous migration from the Aztec's traditional home of Aztlan to the Valley of Mexico.

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  • goldenforever17
    06.05.2021 - 2 days ago
    #the wayhaven chronicles #twc #yes I KNOW his name is Sin but I’m gonna keep calling him bird man #and YOU CANT STOP ME #twc book 3 spoilers #anyways stan my impulsive detective who decked this ancient bird man across the face #with no hesitation 😤
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  • romegreeceart
    05.05.2021 - 3 days ago

    Roman mosaic

    * National Archaeological Museum of Marche Region, Ancona

    source: August Dominus, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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  • sadgrrly02
    05.05.2021 - 3 days ago

    toothed kansan seagull… terrifying

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  • chinquix
    30.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    went to the local marshes outside our new hometown today and encountered, in the space of about 3 hours:

    so many wrens

    coal tits & bullfinches & chaffinches

    alas, not a glimpse of a bittern, but certainly the unmistakable honk of one out in the rushes

    an uncountable number of reed buntings & warblers

    a cormorant with a Sheer Nestful of babies(!!)

    one little egret and a good number of great ones

    a pair of marsh harriers!!!!

    of course, the classic and unmistakable great crested grebe

    something that was very likely an otter but was underwater so *shrug emoji*

    loads & loads of Cool & Weird ducks

    an incredibly silly heron who decided to get away from the people staring at him by........landing on the main footpath Directly in front of More people

    two birds of prey that were either sparrowhawks or hobbies (or Very Possibly peregrines though i dont think im that lucky - unfortunately they were against the sun so i couldnt see any markings) and made me point & audibly gasp

    dragonflies, damselflies and some very odd guys with long dangly legs

    swifts?? in APRIL???

    so as you can probably guess i have a new favourite place lmao

    #catch me out in the marshes 24/7 crying about birds #bird friends #theres also a neolithic walkway/part of an ancient lake village preserved somewhere nearby which id LOVE to see #sometime soon hopefully!!
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  • romegreeceart
    29.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    Villa Romana Bálaca, Hungary

    * largest known Roman farm in former Pannonia

    source: Monyesz, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons


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  • unsundered-lahabrea
    29.04.2021 - 1 week ago
    #morganaux #~ Answered asks ~ #~ A servant to Zodiark ~ || Present I verse #(( Ancient evil Ascian still cares about his summon bird more news at 7 ))
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  • himbotozier
    28.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    bird lectures are great. "we have no idea when they evolved. but hey. there's a mini t-rex who had feathers"

    #the amphibian to reptile lec was fine and dandy #yeah they got scales uh huh they made holes in their skull #but birds??? #bro bird features just. went wild #this ancient bird had this feature but this more recent ancient bird didnt but modern birds do #wat. i miss fish
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  • moment-of-fate
    25.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    On April 25th 2020 (8 Days After Your Offering)

                                          Blurry But Beautiful!

    One Year Ago Today I Was Visited By A Bird Of GOD To Show Me The Way To Find & Love You & I Did!

    #Ancient Augur#FATE #Bird Of GOD #1 Year Ago Today #Amen 🙏#8:08
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  • stupid-selective-marvel-blog
    24.04.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Is this the time I mention the weird, kind of racist way Marvel writes Asian characters, or...?

    #marvel cinematic universe #mcu#marvel#marvel comics #Obviously there are nonexamples #But take Japanese characters for example #A lot of them are villains #And the more well-known ones have motivations stemming from the fucking nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki #Like Sunfire and Silver Samurai #There's another that works with Hydra which has Nazi undertones #There are two Japanese heroes I can think of that ggo against this stereotype #Except Jolt and Nico Minoru are sansei and yonsei #Which isnt inherently bad #It looks like Marvel cant write Japanese characters without them being villains or morally dubious or far removed from the culture #Also in Daken's backstory they ahd to specify that the girlfriend he kills is American. #It isnt just Japanese either #Sasha Hammer is Chinese-American and apparently Marvel likes violent Asian characters so of course she helps kill her own mother #Then there's the comic version of The Ancient One and that mess #There's White Tiger and Sun Bird and Blue Dragon and Shell Shock #I love them! #Except they only exist in Future Fight. A mobile game. #Marvel sucks at Asian representation in general #They're maybe trying #But in the comics I dont really see that #HOOOOOO BOY I CAN'T WAIT TO BE CALLED A FILTHY FUCKIN IMPERIALIST AND JAPANESE WAR CRIME SYMPATHIZER FOR BRINGING UP JAPANESE CHARACTERS #please prove me wrong #Also speed round #Collective Man #Amadeus Cho falls under a stereotype and frankly super intelligent children is an overused trope anyway #Sunpyre counts too stop using the fucking imperial flag dipshits
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  • claraengel
    20.04.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    what do I know about the progress of sparrows what do I know about the plight of the dodo what do I know about the lizard's dream, or the butterfly's lust what do I know about stalagmites and sinkholes in the earth what do I know about the ultimate undying love that burns through light and time and never says "I've had my fill now, that's enough" go visit Baba Yaga find the talking snake in the garden rob the grave of a fallen idol give birth to an ancient curse I don't care whatever gets you off what do I know about the bruises on the face of the sea what do I know about the rain of thorns, the tourniquet of bees what do I know about the hurricane up your billowing sleeve what do I know about baby blue eyes and fireweed go visit Baba Yaga find the talking snake in the garden rob the grave of a fallen idol give birth to an ancient curse I don't care whatever gets you off


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  • ashmoleanmuseum
    19.04.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    A Stoneware Bird

    This stoneware vessel in the shape of a bird comes from 5th-century Korea, during the Silla reign of the Three Kingdoms Period.⁠

    The stoneware of the Silla period stands out in the history of Korean ceramic production. Whilst later ceramics from Korea show a blend of influences from surrounding countries, the output of the Silla period is considered to be uniquely Korean. A great deal of this pottery was functional and served as burial goods, but we can also find examples of more creative, anthropomorphic objects, like this stylised bird 🐦⁠

    Stoneware requires a very high firing temperature of around 1000 degrees celsius, and the most common kiln type of this period was the wood-fired 'climbing' kiln. These were tunnel-shaped kilns built into the sides of hills, which allowed for more intense and steady heat than the traditional open kilns. The result of this firing process is a hard, dense ceramic that can be used to safely store liquids.⁠

    ⁠Pot in the shape of a bird, 5th century AD Korea. 6.3 x 12.6 cm.⁠

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  • findingjoynweirdstuff
    17.04.2021 - 3 weeks ago
    #i like retrieving ancient clips like some bird pecking through a landfill lmao
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  • letsgostealthelouvre
    13.04.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    My dude. My guy. Wait until you hear. The shit I have seen. I am five thousand years old and I have some tea to spill. 

    [Description: A small carved alabaster pendant of a bird, described by the site as a vulture, and I cannot disagree. He has a stylized head below a hunched body, with one wide, staring eye. ]

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  • dawnwyrm
    09.04.2021 - 4 weeks ago

    i should probably talk about what’s going on with my own plurality one day lmao, i just get hesitant talking about it because it’s. pretty weird and personal? and i don’t wanna step on anyone’s toes lol

    it’s heavily linked to my draconity though and is basically where i came from originally. we’re more separated now and i enjoy that a lot but the three-headed dragon is what we are when we’re all united and working together. appearance isn’t consistent at all though apart from big cosmic reptile/dragon and that’s due to us being eldritch too so. constantly shifting appearance is kind of the only constant, ironically

    #today was a mushussu kind of day for it though #i feel like mesopotamian/babylonian/bit of ancient egyptian is what we tend to stick to the most tho #big serpents with wings sometimes and big cat and bird of prey parts #growls#plurality#dragonkin#divinekin
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  • archaeologyinbulgaria
    05.04.2021 - 1 mont ago

    3,000-Year-Old Bird-Shaped Vessel Placed Burial Urn Found in Bulgaria’s Baley in Crucial Thracian Bronze Age Necropolis

    3,000-Year-Old Bird-Shaped Vessel Placed Burial Urn Found in Bulgaria’s Baley in Crucial Thracian Bronze Age Necropolis

    This more than 3,000-year-old encrusted ceramic bird-shaped vessel depicting a duck or another water bird species, has been found by archaeologists inside an urn in the Bronze Age necropolis in Baley in Northwest Buglaria. Photo: National Institute and Museum of Archaeology Archaeologists have discovered 15 new graves from the 2nd millennium BC, the Middle Bronze Age and the Late Bronze Age, near…

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    #2020 Bulgarian Archaeology Exhibition #Ancient Thrace#Ancient Thracians#applique#appliques#archaeologist#Baley#bird#bird vessel#bone needle#Bregovo Municipality#Bronze Age #Bronze Age to Iron Age Transition #bronze applique #Bulgaria - Serbia border #burial#ceramic vessels#ceramics#cremation #Culture of the Encrusted Ceramics of the Lower Danube #Danube#Danube River#duck #Early Iron Age #excavations#Georgi Ivanov#hair pendant#kantharos #Late Bronze Age #lid bowl
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  • romegreeceart
    27.03.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Close up of  the duckling, Palazzo Massimo

    Same bird as in my previous  post. And yes, I’ve probably posted this before, but this little bird is just too lovely :). A bit blurry photo since the room was rather dim and the bird really tiny.

    Rome, July 2015

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