Sunday, January 16, 2011

(Not quite) Silent Sunday: White Ibis


This bird is not for sacrifice!

From Wikipedia:

Sacred Ibis in myth and legend -

Venerated and often mummified by Ancient Egyptians as a symbol of the god Thoth, the Ibis was, according to Herodotus and Pliny the Elder, also invoked against incursions of serpents. It was also said that the flies that brought pestilence died immediately upon propitiatory sacrifices of this bird.

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