EAGLES. This is a presentation about the most spiritual animal of all cultures, the eagle. By: Terri LeGault. The Spirituality of Eagles.
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Eagles are spiritual creatures known by everyone. The Aztecs believe that there is a link between eagles and the sun. They say that during the creation of the world the eagle and the jaguar fought over who would have the honor of becoming the sun. In the end the eagle settled it and flung himself into the fire and became the sun. The jaguar ended up becoming the moon.
Another myth about the eagle that has been around for centuries was that the eagle was the sole animal who could look into the sun. It is thought that when the eagle becomes old that they go to the sun and singe their wings and evaporate the fog from their eyes. Then he dips himself three times into the fountain and becomes renewed and young again.
The Christians adopted this symbolism. They compared the eagle looking into the sun to Christ looking at His Father, and the renewal of the eagle's youth through its plunge into the fountain to the renewal of the soul through baptism. Even today, an eagle may be spied on the baptismal fonts in some older churches
For more information: http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/
The bald eagle appears on the president’s flag, the mace of the House of Representatives, institutions and building, documents, dollar bills, coins, etc. This makes it the most pictured bird in America.
For more information about our National Emblem go to http://www.usflag.org/bald.eagle.html or http://www.historyroom.com/The%20American%20Bald%20Eagle.htm
In 1782, as many as 100,000 nesting bald eagles lived in the continental United States, excluding Alaska. By 1963, only 417 nesting pairs were found in the lower 48 states.
Now there are 5,748 nesting pairs in the United States. Which is a great improvement.
On the eve of Independence Day weekend, President Clinton marked the culmination of a three-decade effort to protect and recover this majestic bird by announcing a proposal to remove it from the list of threatened and endangered species.
For more information: http://www.fws.gov/r9extaff/eaglejuly2.html