Things About The PEACOCK That Make You Go Hmmm!


Things about the PEACOCK that make you go Hmmm!



The Peacock within the Christian community is symbolic of the immortality of Jesus Christ & His Love. They represent renewal, fidelity, purity, strength, regeneration and resurrection. Their royal like fan tail is brilliantly decorated with a plethora of eyes representative of the all seeing, all wise, all powerful, and all knowing Omnisicent, Most High God! The Peacock naturally sheds their marvelous feathers each year which is replaced with a new even more beautiful spectacular array!



The Peacock with its small crested head spreads an enormous fan shaped ornamental elongated tail that has glorious illuminating brilliant feathers. The feathers are magnificently adorned with iridescent hues of blues and greens, speckled with gold and red! Its eye spotted, ocelli featured train of a tail is splendid when spread to full view! Ocelli comes from the Latin word ocellus and oculus; which means many simple eyes or eye spots.Their wings are a glossy shiny black sheened with a deep almost variegated sapphire blue. Within the diverse varieties their dominant color varies! Peacocks have an excess of 200 or more feathers that can spread as tall as up to 6 feet when fully matured!



The white Peacock is seen much more infrequently. It has a fan shaped train tail that when displayed, sprouts a magnificent translucent immaculate glorious white! It is captivating and breathtaking! The white Peacock signifies fidelity, and long lasting loving relationship! The Peacock is actually of the male species. The female is called a pea hen and merely shadows the male in comparison. They are usually half their size. She does not have the same notable spread and she is usually adorned in a less colorful subdued green, gray or brown hues. During a 7 year study in Japan it was determined that the pea hen tends to be indifferent towards the male when he displays his “plumage” of feathers. How interesting that the Peacock will actually flare his feathers when he’s trying to get the pea hen’s attention!



The Peacock is a venerated and respected peafowl known all over the world for its vibrant colorful extraordinary beauty! It is classified as an Asiatic flying fowl from the pheasant/turkey family. It is indeed another marvelous example of God’s breathtaking Creation! Within the early Romanesque and Byzantine churches one could find a lot of ornate carvings, lamps and embellishments of the Peacock contained within its massive stone walls. Today they remain to be favorites of exotic animal collectors. They require shelter from extreme weather conditions.



Although the Peacock is considered a fowl and is omnivorous like a pig, it is usually not eaten, but harvested for its beautiful feathers. The Peacock are ground foragers that eats, plants, flowers, leaves, nuts, grains, amphibians, and snakes. It is also able to eat poisonous reptiles as well. Keeping one in your well maintained garden may not be the best practical habitat. I am not sure why? But when allowed a wild Peacock will eat almost anything white, even if it’s in the form of uneatable trash. Quite often on farms they are placed with smaller fowl like chickens because they make great alarms. Peacocks are territorial! When a predator is near they will make a loud shrieking noise to ward them off. When frightened or riled they will attack!



Peacocks are known to make a loud high pitched cry during the mating season and are known to travel in packs! They are known for their gentle nature and generally easy to care for when adequately attended. They are increasing in popularity! They have been used as pets for thousands of years. There are some exotic bird owners that delight in having them as prized occupants. The terrestrial feeders elect to nest on the ground but like to preferably roost among the trees! Their feathers by the way make marvelous fashion accessories! Many people also at times associate pride, boasting and arrogance with the Peacock as well. Quite often someone can be referred to as “strutting themselves around like a proud Peacock!”



There is much symbolism surrounding the peacock throughout many cultures. Just to mention a few; within the Indian culture this gorgeous bird represents, beauty, dignity and wholeness! In Japan it signifies love, compassion and the ability to nurture and good-will! Buddhists see the Peacock in a somewhat iconic way, and they symbolize it with wisdom. Hindus’ see it symbolically as kindness, patience, benevolence, and compassion. They believe that it will make one lucky? Interestingly so it is the National bird of India. No doubt, it is proper to say this most daring, audacious fowl; the Peacock is remarkably handsome! It is known as one of the world's largest flying birds! HMMM! I have always found them to be quite interesting and intriguing! They truly are a magnificent display of another example of GOD'S AWESOME creation!



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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for this refreshing view of the peacock--it is truly handsome and a good reminder of God's unmatched creative talent.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I always see these beautiful creatures at the zoos. They are pretty proud and so display their colors for all to see. My uncle has a farm and keeps them as pets, but they can be pretty fiesty at times. Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

MsDora, Thank You for being my first gracious visitor! The Peacock is truly a beautiful speciman! As You so wonderfully stated: "A good reminder of God's unmatched creative talent!" AMEN! Thank You for stopping by to share! Peace & Blessings!


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Alma Cabase 4 years ago from Philippines

Hi!

Peacocks use their beautiful and colorful feathers to attack a mate. This is nature teaching us that good grooming is a great advantage in seeking love. So to all the boys out there, learn from Peacocks! Hahaha

Thank you for this awesome hub. Keep it up!

Regards,

Alma


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no body 4 years ago from Rochester, New York

I know the saying is proud as a peacock, but I don't see the peacock strutting any more than any other bird. It exudes confidence and its beauty is a testament to God's loving creative hand. It almost is an opposite of Satan whose beauty was part of his downfall. The peacock gives positive testimony of its creator.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Teaches12345, I live in a quaint populated suburban community but in the surrounding areas there are many many acres of natural open space and it is quite common to see a Peacock or wild Turkeys talking a leisurely stroll. The Peacocks sudden appearance is always interesting... They are indeed beautiful and inspired me to find out more about them. Thank You as always for sharing such interesting comments! Peace & Blessings!


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A very lovely hub. Only God could create such a beautiful creature . God Bless you precious heart, and you're beautiful family.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Alma Cabase, Thank you for stopping by to share your humorous wit! You have made a great point! Good grooming is really important, especially when looking for a mate... Again, Thank You! & Please do come again! Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Nobody, The Peacock truly is one beautiful fowl! The way in which it spreads its tail is quite fascinating! It is amazing when you think about the countless species of animals and birds the LORD has created... I agree I think that they "exude confidence" as well. Great point! Thank you for sharing. Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Stars, Thank You! & Yes indeed! GOD truly is amazingly AWESOME! Thank You for stopping by to share as well! Peace & Blessings!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Aaaawh... I'm glad people don't usually eat it. Who would want to eat such a gorgeous bird? Interesting to know it's a christian symbol too. Thanks for a very unique Hub.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Lady E, You are so welcome! The Peacock is a "gorgeous bird." My research on the Peacock was quite interesting. I also thought it would be nice to do something a little different... Thank You for stopping by, Peace & Blessings!


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Tamarajo 4 years ago from Southern Minnesota

The peacock really is a beautiful bird. I enjoyed all the interesting facts you shared about them. One I found most interesting was how the female is indifferent to the male when he is working so hard to be noticed by her. I most enjoyed its symbol of fidelity. What a lovely representative of Jesus Christ showing us His beauty and goodness despite our indifference...always invitational. I simply love how even creation itself testifies of Him.

Enjoyed the read.


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Hey DeBorrah and blessings. What a wonderful presentation of JESUS! This Hub makes me go Hmmmmmm..... lol, lol, lol. GREAT HUB! Voted-Up! Miss you.... Come visit when you can.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Tamarajo, Great & Thank You! So glad that you enjoyed this. The Peacock is indeed handsomely beautiful and distinctly interesting! As always, Thank You for stopping by to share your insightful observations. Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, Wonderful! Thank you for stopping by. I just visited by one of your insightful hubs! The Peacock is most certainly an unusual marvelous display of God's Creation! Always a pleasure to hear from you! Peace & Blessings!


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A M Werner 4 years ago from West Allis

Very interesting read DeBorrah. Here at the Milwaukee County Zoo peacocks roam freely all over the grounds. They do have a unique sound and everyone has to stop and watch, and takes pictures when they catch a male spreading those feathers out. And you are right, the penhens often seem very indifferent. Its all the people standing around who are most amazed. Peace


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

A M Werner, Great & Thank You! I find the history of the Peacock most interesting! How nice that they are able to wander freely there at the Zoo... Their display is quite spectacular! Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines

I learned so much here DeBorrah! Very interesting indeed! I did not know that the peacock is a symbol of Jesus Christ's immortality.

Thanks very much for sharing!

Voted up and interesting!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Jill of trades, Wonderful! The Peacock truly is an extraordinary wonder of GOD'S creation! So nice of you to stop by! Thank You! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

I did an article on peacock tattoos so I am a little familiar with their symbolic gestures. Very interesting article. I was able to learn more about the peacock, some I didn't know. Sorry for coming by so late Deb. It has always been a pleasure reading your work. Voted up, useful, and beautiful.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

thelyricwriter, Thank You! You have an interesting and informative assortment of articles on tattoos! The Peacock really does have a fascintating history so glad you enjoyed this. Again thank you for stopping by Peace & Blessings!


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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

Thanks so much for this - very interesting info indeed!


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Rebecca E. 3 years ago from Canada

I am so glad to have read this hub, it was very interesting, I didn't know about the Christian symbols of a peacock.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

FullofLoveSites, You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by, please do come again! Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Rebecca e., WONDERFUL! The Peacock is truly a fascinating creature! Thank you so much for stopping by. Please come again! Peace & Blessings!


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Nell Rose 15 months ago from England

Hi I never knew the symbolic knowledge behind the peacock but I do know how amazing they are, I recently went to a zoo and they were walking around wild, one literally walked over my foot! lol! wonderful hub and beautiful meaning, nell


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 15 months ago Author

Nell Rose, The Peacock is indeed a fascinating and interesting creature. So glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for stopping by to share.

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