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Sparrow

The sparrow has a mixed reputation depending on what area of the world you live. According to some, the sparrow hops around because it is his punishment for crying 'He is alive, He is alive' when Christ was on the cross, therefore signaling to the Romans to prolong His torture. The hop is thought to symbolize the fact that the legs are bound together as punishment for the lack of sympathy shown by their song. To kill a sparrow or to have one fly into a house is considered unlucky too. For many though the sparrow is seen to symbolize the gods of the household environment and family, and therefore to be nurtured. Rain is supposed to be imminent if a group of sparrows is found merrily chirping. (See Mystical WWW Mystical Birds Introduction).