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Throughout the history of religious art, spiritual beings are often portrayed with wings. In ancient Greece, butterfly-winged figures were personifications of the soul. In ancient Egypt, a birdlike form with outstretched wings was often depicted hovering above the mummy. This was the Ba, the symbol of the life-force, which accompanied the living through life, lived on after death, and could travel the world at will.To wear wings is to experience freedom in all its forms, to move effortlessly through the creative and spiritual realms. A faery’s emotions and thoughts are reflected in the ever-changing light of their wings. Such lights — reflections and refractions — may be read for symbolic meaning. To wear wings is to ally yourself with the Faerie realm. Wings lighten the heart and give the soul flight. Here is the Owl Queen.In the gloaming,she softly shimmers.Always silent,yet leaving a dusting of laughterin her wake.— World of Faerie, by Brian Froud.[Artwork: The Queen of Owls, by Brian Froud.]

Throughout the history of religious art, spiritual beings are often portrayed with wings. In ancient Greece, butterfly-winged figures were personifications of the soul. In ancient Egypt, a birdlike form with outstretched wings was often depicted hovering above the mummy. This was the Ba, the symbol of the life-force, which accompanied the living through life, lived on after death, and could travel the world at will.

To wear wings is to experience freedom in all its forms, to move effortlessly through the creative and spiritual realms. A faery’s emotions and thoughts are reflected in the ever-changing light of their wings. Such lights — reflections and refractions — may be read for symbolic meaning. To wear wings is to ally yourself with the Faerie realm. Wings lighten the heart and give the soul flight. Here is the Owl Queen.

In the gloaming,
she softly shimmers.

Always silent,
yet leaving a dusting of laughter
in her wake.

— World of Faerie, by Brian Froud.




[Artwork: The Queen of Owls, by Brian Froud.]

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