Magpie as a symbol of fearlessness

A belief in the power of the Magpie to transform itself into human form is recorded as among the superstitions of Clunie, Perthshire, until the end of the 18th century (Gomme).

Among North American Mandan-Hidatsa Indians, members of the Old Women’s or Grandmothers’ Society wore two magpie feathers in their hair. This was their symbol of fearlessness
Edited by Peter Y. Chou

 

 

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