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

Why is the dove the symbol for peace?

Why not the pillow? It has more feathers and it doesn't have that dangerous beak!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/peace.html

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    DOVES OF PEACE

    one of the most recognised symbols of peace is the dove.

    its 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.

  • 4 years ago

    The word `Dove` has different meaning. It refers to the bird,a gentle and innocent person and an advocate of peace and peaceful policies.Hence the symbol.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because a pillows not alive and a bird can change its path..and represent the choice of peace

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the dove was the symbol used in the bible. When he landed on Jesus's shoulder to let all of the disbelievers know that Jesus was the Son of God.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In the Bible, Noah sent out a dove, and it came back with an olive branch. these are the two symbols for peace

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    haha lol. ide like to know that too my dad has a tattoo of a dove on his arm for peace ! dosent do much though eh ! haha

  • 1 decade ago

    because when everything in the area that you are in is ok, you see the dove flying in the air and know that you have nothing to worry about

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The dove was the bird that brought Noah the olive branch to show that there was dry land.

  • 1 decade ago

    How about a white flag?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    haha. usually animals are always signs for something!

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