Magpie Symbolic Meanings

Published on May 11, 2011 by Amy

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.

The black-billed magpie of the North American Great Plains
The black-billed magpie
of the North American Great Plains

Magpie symbolic meanings are numerous and varied. This stands to reason because the magpie herself is a varied creature. Her colorful character is a delight to observe with symbolic eyes because she is so unpredictable, high-spirited and expressive.

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

When we observe the magpie’s behaviors in nature, we can pick out many strong symbolic messages.

Among her many common attributes, here are a few magpie symbolic meanings:
Quick List of symbolic traits of the magpie:

  • opportunistic
  • intellect
  • perceptive
  • flashy
  • refined
  • communicative
  • social
  • deceptive
  • illusion
  • expressive
  • willful

In Native American animal lore, the magpie was also viewed as having intellect. However, more often than not she was faulted for trickery and her intelligence was typically used in deceptive schemes. She cannot be judged too harshly thought because her tricks are always played out with a light-hearted, good-natured intention.

As you can see, the magpie symbolic meanings are as diverse and colorful as the magpie herself. Her messages are many, and she gives them to us with a free and happy heart.

Source: whats-your-sign

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2014 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To Magpie Symbolic Meanings
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

Magpie Symbolic Meanings NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/magpie-symbolic-meanings/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

Magpie Symbolic Meanings NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/magpie-symbolic-meanings/ (accessed: December 19, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"Magpie Symbolic Meanings" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 19 Dec. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/magpie-symbolic-meanings/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "Magpie Symbolic Meanings" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/magpie-symbolic-meanings/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: December 19, 2014.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2014,
    title = {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged},
    month = Dec,
    day = 19,
    year = 2014,
    url = {http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/magpie-symbolic-meanings/},
}
You might also like:

Tags:  , , ,

Facebook Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Did You Know?

Native Americans invented their own pain reliever. The active ingredient in Aspirin (and other versions) was known to Native people for centuries and is an acid compound that can be found in 15-20 species of the Willow Tree.

Sponsor
In the Spotlight
Latest Articles
Most Favourited Posts
Photo Galleries
Native American Tribe Nez Perces IINative American Tribe SiouxNative American Politicians IINative American Tribe Wallawalla