Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A SEAGULL ON THE SMOKE PIPE OF THE SISTINE CHAPEL, WHAT DOES IT MEAN IN CELTIC LORE???
I just happen to have the live Vatican Feed on the internet and was watching the crowds gathered on a rainy afternoon to which the smoke stack on the Sistine Chapel, when I heard applause. I thought for sure it was white smoke, but no, a seagull had landed and is still on the very tip of the smoke stack.
What could it mean? Well here is what one internet site reports:
The seagull is associated with Lir, a Sea-God in Celtic lore. Like many birds, the seagull flies between the earth and the "heaven" world, bringing messages from the Gods to mortals. Gulls are highly intelligent with a complex social structure developed partly to ward off predators and can represent feelings of safety, the security of home, or a close-knit family/community in certain dream interpretations. Gulls live in colonies and sometimes utilize tools and although they are equally clever, are not symbolically associated with trickery and thievery the way that crows and ravens are in many cultures.