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Gods associated with swans?

Postby NP » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:44 am

Hello! I recently visited a local thrift shop, where I get most of my supplies. I went in and just knew that I was going to find a god figure for my altar. I followed my instincts and found a small silver-plated figure of a swan. Do you know of any gods associated with swans?
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Re: Gods associated with swans?

Postby Siona » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:26 am

Apollon is associated with swans, and Zeus as well, although perhaps to a lesser extent.
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Re: Gods associated with swans?

Postby SnowCat » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:06 pm

They're also associated with Bridgid and with Saraswati.

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Re: Gods associated with swans?

Postby Vesca » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:10 pm

Are there any pantheons you've been curious about recently?
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Re: Gods associated with swans?

Postby NP » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:42 pm

Hey Vesca- I've always been particularly drawn to the Norse gods and the Egyptian gods. I don't know if that helps at all. I'll also look into the suggestions, thanks you guys.
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Re: Gods associated with swans?

Postby YanaKhan » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:46 pm

Aphrodite is often associated with swans. I don't know about any Egyptian gods, though.
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Re: Gods associated with swans?

Postby Vesca » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:03 pm

http://www.viking-mythology.com/valkyries.php

From here, on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan#In_culture

In Norse mythology, there are two swans that drink from the sacred Well of Urd in the realm of Asgard, home of the gods. According to the Prose Edda, the water of this well is so pure and holy that all things that touch it turn white, including this original pair of swans and all others descended from them. The poem Volundarkvida, or the Lay of Volund, part of the Poetic Edda, also features swan maidens.


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Re: Gods associated with swans?

Postby autumn swan » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:09 am

Swans Are very Common in Norse and germanic lore. The Valkyries werde Said to Be swan maiden, they could take on this form. Thus there Are some goddesses connected to swans like Freya and Sif. Swans Are animals that stand for Love and loyalty, and also animals connected with the otherworld.
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