May 5th, 2012
Author: Joe Gee
The bald eagle quickly soars through the skies with power, grace and beauty. The bald eagle symbolizes courage, strength, spirit, knowledge, freedom, meditation, perspective, crystal clear vision, insight, superior balance and connection with a higher force. The majestic bald eagle epitomizes or embodies the spirit and essential characteristics of Leadership and Entrepreneurship. In general, the bald eagle enjoys the reputation as the“King of Birds”, while the North American Bald Eagle, the national symbol of the United States government, has been a powerful symbol of the country’s role as leader of the free world. The bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America in 1782 because of this great strength, courage, long life span and majestic appearance. The bald eagle is a symbol of freedom, living on the tops of lofty mountains (peaks) and sweeping into the valleys below amid the solitary grandeur of nature.
The spirit of the majestic Bald Eagle is a symbol to many cultures.
Eagles are represented in tons of artifacts and legends of Native Americans. Some Indian tribes considered it to be the Great Spirit itself and the bird whose feathers were given as great prizes was sometimes referred to as the Thunderbird because of its propensity to spread its wings and fly directly into the powerful updrafts as storms approach.
To the Chinese culture the bald eagle is a symbol of strength. An eagle shown perched in a pine tree is a respected gift to an older man. This gift wishing him the strength of an eagle and longevity of a pine-tree. In Greek culture the eagle is often seen as Zeus’s carrier of thunder and was thought to be the only bird living on Mt. Olympus. It is depicted as a symbol of leadership. References to Eagles is made in great numbers in Christian literature. During the Exodus, God bore Israel safely away from the Egyptians upon eagle’s wings (Exodus 19:4). The early Judean church was granted the “wings of a great eagle” to flee from the siege in Jerusalem in 70 A.D.: Saul and Jonathan were “swifter than eagles” (2 Samuel 1:23).
Information taken from The Bald Eagle