Wednesday, 25 June 2008

pelican love

Of all birds the pelican loves its young the most, but when the chicks grow and begin to strike their parents in the face, the parents grow angry and strike back, killing their young. After three days the mother feels great remorse, and tearing open her own breast she bathes the dead chicks in her blood and restores them to life.

~ Legend from the Physiologus (ca. 2nd Century A.D.)

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