Bird Symbolism of the Vulture

Published on May 11, 2011 by Amy

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Vulture
Vulture

Bird symbolism deals with the element of air, and air is symbolic of the mind, thoughts, and intelligence. That the vulture is a master navigator of the winds reminds us we might need to “go back to the mental drawing board” before acting in projects.

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The vulture also asks us to be patient with ourselves, and think things through. They encourage us to be quite sure of how we feel before we enter the arena of our plans.

This symbolism is underscored by the magnificent level of patience the vulture exhibits. I’ve seen vultures coast air currents for hours, waiting for the perfect time to descend upon a tasty treat.

We all know vultures are scavengers. This holds keen symbolism for us, in that the vulture represents resourcefulness.

Bird symbolism and attributes of the vulture:

  • Loyal
  • Serious
  • Patience
  • Tolerance
  • Renewal
  • Equalizing
  • Cleanliness
  • Perceptive
  • Protection
  • Impervious
  • Unconventional
  • Resourcefulness

In fact, Native American seers held the vultures flight pattern as an augury. Shamans of great skill could interpret the language of vulture flight to reveal important weather signs and omens.

Native Americans also deemed the vulture as a symbol of renewal and linked it with renewal themes seen in the rising of a new sun every day.

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