Symbol Saturday ~ Wings

 

          The sheltering symbolism of being taken under someone’s wing is based not only on the mothering habits of birds but on the many winged protective spirits which appear in Middle Eastern art as temple guardians.

 

          In Hebrew tradition, the wings of protective cherubim form Jehovah’s throne.

 

          The griffin, a fabulous winged creature melding the powers of lion and eagle, seems to have been a protective emblem in the decoation of Minoan palaces on Crete.

 

          The sphinx, originally a lion with human or ram head, developed wings as it evolved into a hybrid creature shown in guardian statues of the Middle East and Greece.

 

~ sidestreetsam

About sidestreetsam

Sam Hallmark ~ Graphic Designer ● Conceptual Design ● Animation ● Multi-Media ● Music ● Desert Wind Graphics was established in 1994 as an affordable graphic design solution for a wide range of clients. From conceptual media, storyboards, print collaterals, logo design, multi-media presentations, animation, engineering, technical, marketing , advertising and corporate image packages, Desert Wind Graphics will fulfill your design needs for projects both big and small. With over twenty-five years of design experience I can provide you with access to a unique skill set that will deliver your project on time, within budget and on target! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding your graphic design needs.
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