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    "An artist's depiction of a Neanderthal decorated with feathers." [Same photo pinned already, but with a different article.] "Neanderthals were fashionable in feathers. [New discovery shows] our closest known extinct relatives were capable of creating art." Article from 2011.

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    PLOS ONE: Birds of a Feather: Neanderthal Exploitation of Raptors and Corvids

    An ancient Egyptian faience inlay depicting Thoth, god of wisdom, as the ibis with a feather, symbolising Maat, the goddess of truth/truth. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    *QUEEN TIY: with a Crown of Two Feathers

    Statue of Osiris British Museum EA 20868. 20th dynasty, about 1170 BC. Painted wood. From Thebes. The figure depicts the god wearing his characteristic feathered crown and grasping the royal crook and flail sceptres. The green colouring of the skin reflects the god's associations with vegetation as a metaphor for rebirth. This statuette contained the rolled funerary papyrus of the lady Anhai.

    ANUKET, GODDESS OF THE RIVER – the personification of the Nile river. Anuket was part of a triad with the god Khnum & the goddess Satis. She was generally depicted as a women with a headdress of feathers. Ceremonially, when the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river, in thanks for the life-giving water and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility to the goddess.

    "Ceremonially, when the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river, in thanks for the life-giving water and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility to the goddess." (text from en.wikipedia) Head of goddess Anukis wearing her feather crown. (Picture from the metmuseum.org)

    *Anuket _ In Egyptian mythology, Anuket (Anukis) was originally a personification of the goddess of the Nile - originally a deity connected to water, becoming later a goddess associated with sexuality. *

    India. Siddi (Afro-Indian) Performer. Ethnic group of blacks of African descent in India

    A bronze piece from Uppakra, Sweden depicting Wayland wearing his cloak of feathers and flying. Wayland was a smith and inventor who fabricated fine objects and magical things, such as the sword Gram, that Sigurd used to kill Fafnir the dragon.

    Ancient Celts Gimmel ring. 1600-50. Gold enamel set with diamond and semi precious stone. The hand mechanism twists to unlock and the ring collapses into three interlocking bands.

    The South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas hope my Texas friends check it out!