Peace Symbol over Globe - How the Dove became symbol of peace all over the Globe ?

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  • 9 years ago
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    The white dove has been the symbol of peace and hope for thousands of years. How has this innocent white bird struck such a chord with humanity?

    Doves mate for life, are incredibly loyal to each other and work together to build their nest and raise their young. Because they tend to nest in areas that humans can watch, people picked up quickly on the idea that doves were dedicated, honorable and peaceful.

    While hawks and other birds of prey would violently attack their neighbors, the dove was a bird of peace, eating seeds, easily trained to eat out of the hand or to become domesticated.

    Beginning with the Egyptians, the dove was as symbol of quiet innocence. The Chinese felt the dove was a symbol of peace and long life.

    To early Greeks and Romans, doves represented love and devotion, and care for a family. The dove was the sacred animal of Aphrodite and Venus, the goddesses of love. The dove also symbolized the peaceful soul for many cultures.

    The Bible continued this symbolism, often referring to the dove as an animal representing love, loyalty, fidelity and honesty. The dove is entrusted with the olive branch when Noah hopes to find a new home for himself and his flock. The dove often also represents the Holy Spirit.

    Picasso popularized doves again in the 1950s. When WW2 ended, he 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.

  • 9 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.

  • Lucius
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The Dove is symbolic of the Holy Spirit, not peace explicitly as it has religious implications and therefor is divisive.

    Source(s): Peace sign: http://i54.tinypic.com/dvrexv.jpg
  • Susan
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The extinct dodo bird of course,,,,,why? 1. Dodos were living happily for eons on an island with no enemies.. 2. Man came along to the island in the 17th century & ate every last one of them... 3. If man don't want to go the way dodos goes, then they better be at peace with each other,,,,else it's gonna be man that will make mankind perish in this world,,,,, 4. The dodos will remind mankind that we have the power to make or break a specie including mankind.....

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because the dove in christian symbologhy not only symbolises the holy spirit,but Gods peace it brings as well.

    Hears a blessing and a our father prayed just for you.Practice the holy rosary for world peace and for your own inner and spiritual renewal.

    Merry christmas and peace to all of gods children on earth.

    Source(s): We love you all,the holy family.
  • 9 years ago

    the dove is the one that brought the branch back to the ark to show noah that there was land some where out there, then noah new that the water was desending from the flood that covered the entire world.

  • 9 years ago

    All over the globe, huh?

    Travelled much?

    LuLz

    ~

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    no. christianity is the symbol of peace because it promotes love and tolerance

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    ketkurannga paaru kelvi !

  • Winner
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    may be soft bird.

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