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The Attarouthi Treasure - Silver Dove, late 6th–early 7th century. The dove, with wings spread and feet tucked up as if in flight, represents the Holy Spirit that appeared over the head of Christ as he was baptized by Saint John the Forerunner. Originally a small cross hung from the loop in its beak. Byzantine.


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Anahitais the Persian goddess of water and fertility. She is related to the ancient Iranian goddess of the river that flows down from Mount Hara and the Babylonian Mother Goddess. Anahita is usually depicted as a maiden in a golden cloak, pouring water from her holy pitcher. Her sacred animals are the dove and the peacock, and she was also the patroness of temple prostitutes. Her name means “the immaculate one”


Make Scale Miniature Doves or Pigeons From a Range of Modelling Materials

Make Miniature White Doves or Pigeons From a Variety of Modelling Materials: Make the Head and Beak For a Dollhouse Miniature Dove


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clairelizabethfraser: M e r m a i d s  //  {21st century} The earliest known mermaid legends come from Syria around 1000 B.C. where the Syrian goddess Atargatis dove into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the powers there would not allow her give up her great beauty, so only her bottom half became a fish and she kept her top half in human form. As myths tend to do, the story changed over time and Atargatis became mixed with Syrian goddess Ashtarte, who is generally considered the…