Peacock Symbol


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Peacock Symbol: Dream Explanation: Seeing a peacock in your dream is a symbol of spring, birth, and new growth - A Peacock is a symbol of a good omen, signalling prestige and success and contentment with your career - It is also a symbol of your confidence and even arrogance over your success -  Peacock Symbol Traits

The bird is generally thought to be a symbol of freedom. They can walk on the earth and swim in the sea as humans do but they also have the ability to soar into the sky. Birds are free to roam to earth and the sky. Many cultures believe that they are a symbol of eternal life; the link between heaven and earth.

A comprehensive guide to Peacock Symbol:
  • Meaning of Peacock symbol
  • Peacock symbol - Facts
  • Dream explanation, what is the significance of seeing a Peacock in a dream?

Peacock Symbol
There is no exact definition for any symbol; each symbol is open to interpretation and birds are no exception to this. Their symbolism can vary greatly depending on different cultures and religion. The Peacock is a male peafowl and is generally thought to be a symbol of the sun. It is believed that the round tail of the peacock symbolizes heaven and the markings or 'eyes' on the tail are the stars. In Buddhism, the 'eyes' in the peacocks tail is a symbol of watchfulness.

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Picture of Peacock Feathers showing the eyes on the Peacocks tail

Peacock Symbol - Meaning
The definition of a Peacock is a male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots. The peacock is the male of the species and has large colorful feathers which it uses to attract a mate. The female is known as a peahen and unlike the male is brown in color.

Peacock Symbol - Facts
  • Peacock feathers are considered to be unlucky, it is thought the 'evil' eye on the feather will be a symbol of bad luck for the owner

  • The male peacock displays its beautiful tail to attract a mate
  • The peacock is often used as a symbol of vanity due to its beauty and the way it displays his tail feathers
  • The Hindu god Murugan is a popular Hindu deity among Tamil Hindus. In Tolkāppiyam literature, Murugan, is described as being "the red god seated on the blue peacock, who is ever young and resplendent," as " the favoured god of the Tamils." Muruga rides a peacock and wields a bow in battle His peacock mount is a symbol of the destruction of the ego
  • Native Aborigines believed that birds carried stories
  • The Peacock's beautiful tail feathers are more than a metre in length!
  • Peacocks are always males! The female of the species is called a peahen and lacks the beautiful coloring of the male (as shown in the image below)
Image of  a Peahen

Picture of a Peahen - Female Peacock


Peacock Symbol - Dream Explanation
  • Seeing a peacock in your dream is a symbol of spring, birth, and new growth
  • A Peacock is a symbol of a good omen, signalling prestige and success and contentment with your career
  • It is also a symbol of your confidence and even arrogance over your success

Peacock Symbol - Christian Significance
The following definition of the peacock is taken from the Easton Bible Dictionary:

(Heb. tuk, apparently borrowed from the Tamil tokei). This bird is indigenous to India. It was brought to Solomon by his ships from Tarshish (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chr. 9:21), which in this case was probably a district on the Malabar coast of India, or in Ceylon.

The word so rendered in Job 39:13 literally means wild, tumultuous crying, and properly denotes the female ostrich (q.v.).

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Picture of a Peacock displaying its amazing feathers


Dream Interpretation - Significance of Bird Symbol
The following explanation of dreams involving birds in general is taken from the book entitled 'Dream Dictionary (10,000 Dreams Interpreted - by Gustavus Hindman Miller)':

  • It is a favorable symbol in a dream to see birds of beautiful plumage. A wealthy and happy partner is near if a woman has dreams of this nature
  • Moulting and song less birds, could denote merciless and inhuman treatment of the outcast and fallen by people of wealth
  • To see a wounded bird, is a symbol of fateful of deep sadness caused by erring offspring
  • To see flying birds, is a symbol of prosperity to the dreamer. All disagreeable environments will vanish before the wave of prospective good
  • To catch birds, is not at all bad. To hear them speak, is owning one's inability to perform tasks that demand great clearness of perception.

Peacock Symbol

Peacock Symbol

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