Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Why is a white dove a symbol of peace?

14 Answers

  • Jubei
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    One of the most recognised symbols of peace is the dove. It's origins are from the story of noah and the ark. When the rains that flooded the earth stopped pouring

    down, noah sent out various birds to see if they would bring back any sign of land to his boat. He was anxious to begin life again on dry pasturage. One dove eventually returned carrying an olive branch.

    After world war II pablo picasso, was responsible for the decisive use of the dove of peace : his lithograph designed for the international peace congress in paris, 1949, features the white ancestor of a new family of doves. Since then, graphic artists have produced an endless series of doves of peace in different shapes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When WW2 ended, Picasso was asked to create an image for the Peace Conference and he chose the Dove of Peace. This became an instant hit and he continued to portray doves for many years.

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  • Bebe
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    ISn't it something to do with Noah sending two doves out after the floods had come to see if the waters had gone down and then they returned with an olive branch? I think this was to show that god had finished with his punishment and then there would be peace.

    But I am not an expert and I might be mixing up all my stories.

  • Mr X
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Because white is a peaceful color and doves fly, which means freedom

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  • 1 decade ago

    well would you prefer a white dove or a black crow? i myself prefer white dove to symbolize peace

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't get yourself hung-up on old traditions...a white dove is a bird...that's it !!

  • 1 decade ago

    what would you have a black panther lol now that just makes me think of peace because you let him out and he eats the cage operator

  • 1 decade ago

    because doves never fight or attack others and white stands for purity...innocence.....goodness

  • 1 decade ago

    Read Noah's ark and it'll answer your question.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    read the story of noah's ark

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