I went to the zoo yesterday and my kids and i collected some feathers from the ground. The worker said its fine. And we didn’t hurt any precious animals. But my question is, what could i do with peacock feathers, dove feathers and raven feathers in my practice?
Here are a few photos.
These are the peacoc feathers. The color is iridescent and I couldn’t catch it on camera.
Hahaha for all the times you make me laugh and smile, I’m happy to share some chuckles of my own!
I hadn’t heard of this before and would love to learn more about it Do you know what it is about them that associates them with bad luck? The colors, or the bird itself?
Now that I’m thinking about it, in Polish, the word for peacock (paw) is the same as the word for vomit (paw) that sometimes in chatspeak they use the peacock emoji to mean throw up
Also, on a personal note, I got bit by a mean peacock at a petting zoo when I was I kid (it was probably my fault, but I was too little to remember- I just have to deal with the embarrassing retellings at family get-togethers )
Yesssssssss u are correct in all u said @TheTravelWitch_Bry however @christina4 also a dove feather is a harbinger of good fortune, good for protection magik, also seen as a gift from a guardian angel. Finding peacock feathers means luck is shining down on you. Raven feathers means change, transformation, and protection
Hey Amethyst, the reason peacock feathers are considered bad luck is that like geese they are very territorial and can be nasty. And if you count the tail, they’re very big animals. I couldn’t out run them.
PS: They were also the favored animal of Hera, I have a tattoo on my shoulder of Goddess and peacock.
I don’t know much sad to say. Just that my Mom refused to let me buy them to decorate with. There was a Law and Order once where the dead guy got a delivery of peacock feathers and it was pointed out that it was supposed to bring bad luck, and my Mom was all like SEE!
Although I think some of it had to do with her own encounter with a peacock at a zoo one time. LOL!
Thanks, @Garnet! I’ve had some encounters with geese, I wouldn’t want to tangle with a peacock.
My sister in law used to say;
Oh, no, Peacocks are bad luck, never decorate with anything pertaining to the bird.
My house became 1 big peacock beacon.
Now, forgive me, I was still going through my resenting authorities or people who judged me. Thank goodness I’m over that, but I still like peacocks… if there’s a thick window between me and them.
There’s a place in Bradenton that’s called the Red Barn
and it is dozens of stores under one roof and fresh fruit & produce outside. At one time they had a ‘flock’ of peacocks outside.
They were noisy! Remember early Tarzan movies? One of the animal calls were actually peacocks. Which, I believe, In the wild, peacocks are primarily found in the countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Java, and Myanmar, with rarer species found in *Africa . Congo peacocks were only discovered in 1936 and are found in the DRC on the African continent. I believe the Indian Peacock, or Blue Peacockswas used. FYI: Then again, a few Tarzan (early) were filmed in Florida. The studio had imported Rhesus monkeys from Asia and when they left they caught all but 3, from them come the Florida monkeys. ‘Tarzan’ Monkeys Roam Florida - The New York Times.
They were messy… well, they are birds.
They chased people. Not good for business.
They damaged parked cars and invaded the produce markets. Bad for business and if the FDA inspected and the birds were there? They’d be closed down.
Being considered a nuisance, the birds were moved but I don’t know where. I do know they were not harmed. Did you know some states have forbidden having peacocks.