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I'm new to this and still exploring what my path is. Tonight, just as dusk was settling, I went to sit in my garden with a cup of tea. I'm fortunate to have a garden which backs onto a wood and it was very pleasant just listening to the breeze in the trees. It seemed as though all the birds had gone to sleep, the only sound was the gentle wind and there were no birds flying around. During the day, the garden is full of birds of all types. Just as I was feeling a sort of connection to the trees and the fading light, a wren landed on my shed about 3 or 4 feet away. It stayed for a few seconds, seemingly looking at me, before flying off. There were no other birds around. It was also unusual because during the day I've never seen a wren in my garden. I'm sure it's just a pleasant natural coincidence, but it got me wondering if birds have any specific significance in the pagan world, particularly wrens. Any comments and wisdom but be gratefully appreciated.

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Well, it can depend. Wrens are thought by some to be bringers of good luck. While I'm no expert, I've heard wrens have more specific significance in Druidic circles. Any Druids here able to confirm/correct me on that?

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My wrens don't tend to come out in the open when the starlings magpies and even the sparrows are around in force. They're only wee.

 

You might be interested in researching auspices though.

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My wrens don't tend to come out in the open when the starlings magpies and even the sparrows are around in force. They're only wee.

 

You might be interested in researching auspices though.

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Thank you Esk. It would seem wrens are an omen for good luck. I'll continue the research, and see if the omen comes true! Actually, I consider myself to be quite fortunate already!

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The Wren is the king of the birds.

 

The story goes that the Eagle engineered a competition for the post, where the bird who flew the highest won the prize. The wren had no confidence of making any kind of running, but hitched a lift with the idea of seeing who won. The wren was so light that the eagle didn't notice. When the Eagle could fly no higher, the wren lifted off to check, and was seen by the hawks, who, naturally, have the best eyesight. The wren won the prize and is the king of the birds in consequence.

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The Wren is the king of the birds.

 

When the Eagle could fly no higher, the wren lifted off to check, The wren won the prize and is the king of the birds in consequence.

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So the Wren is a cheat? :o_roflmao:

 

TD.x.

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Talakot, have you heard of the hunting the wren tradition which survived until recent times? At a certain time of year a hunting party would go out and catch a wren and kill it. It is an old custom and one of the few which might have genuine pagan origins. The song "Cutty Wren" is associated with the tradition.

 

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The Wren is the king of the birds.

 

When the Eagle could fly no higher, the wren lifted off to check, The wren won the prize and is the king of the birds in consequence.

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So the Wren is a cheat? :o_roflmao:

 

TD.x.

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All earthly powers are cheats.... ;)

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Talakot, have you heard of the hunting the wren tradition which survived until recent times?  At a certain time of year a hunting party would go out and catch a wren and kill it.  It is an old custom and one of the few which might have genuine pagan origins.  The song "Cutty Wren" is associated with the tradition.

 

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mike

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Thank you Fortuna. I will explore the link.

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