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Proposed Birds of IMAGINE NATION (Our Mother Earth Constitution)

We have proposed our brothers the Eagle and the Condor from the Eagle Nation and the Condor Nation as the Official Birds of Our Mother Earth Constitution and Imagine Nation. Also, the Proposed Seal of the Our Mother Earth Constitution  and Imagine Nation is the merging of the Eagle and the Condor.

We propose two brothers to symbolize a brotherhood of humanity.

 

The Eagle

Bald Eagle - Official Birds of Our Mother Earth Constitution (of IMAGINE NATION)The symbol of the eagle is a universal symbol that is held in high esteem in many different cultures around the world. The Native Americans consider the bald eagle as well as the golden eagle to be sacred.

Native American Perception of the Eagle

The Natives believe the eagle was the chosen master of the skies by the Creator. This is also because eagles generally fly at a higher altitude than most other birds. This gives them a unique perspective that is unmatched by any other bird. By virtue of their high flying they are considered to be closer to the Creator than all other creatures on earth.

The eagle, it is believed, works as a messenger for the Creator. It is tasked with the duty of carrying the prayers of human beings from the earth world to the spirit world where they believed the creator resides. Seeing an eagle during a prayer ceremony was taken as a sign of having one’s prayers accepted. If the Natives wanted the Creator to take immediate notice of them they would hold up an eagle feather in their hands.

Native American Eagle Symbolism

The Natives attached great importance to eagle feathers. They were a prominent part in many religious practices and ceremonies. The feathers were held in such high esteem that in case someone dropped a feather on the ground it would be given a thorough cleaning. The feather had to be guarded until the cleaning ceremony was conducted.

It was also a common feature to make use of eagle feathers on headdresses and weapons. Eagle feathers could not just be worn. Rather they had to be acquired. The brave warriors that performed a spectacular feat in battles were awarded eagle feathers. It was only such individuals that were authorized to wear the eagle feathers. They would do so either directly in their hair, on a headdress or a special bonnet.

 

The Condor (the legendary Thunderbird)

Condor - Official Birds of Our Mother Earth Constitution

The Thunderbird Legend

Scientists believes the giant condor was the basis of the Thunderbird stories.

The Thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples’ history and culture. It is considered a “supernatural” bird of power and strength. It is especially important, and frequently depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories.

Across many North American indigenous cultures, the thunderbird carries many of the same characteristics. It is described as a large bird, capable of creating storms and thundering while it flies. Clouds are pulled together by its wingbeats, the sound of thunder made by its wings clapping, sheet lightning the light flashing from its eyes when it blinks, and individual lightning bolts made by the glowing snakes that it carries around with it. In masks, it is depicted as many-colored, with two curling horns, and, often, teeth within its beak. The Native Americans believed that the giant thunderbird could shoot lightning from its eyes.

Origins of the belief may lie in the tendency of large birds to take advantage of the warm updrafts which precede large storms, giving the impression that violent weather followed in their wake.The legend of the giant Thunderbird has been passed on by Native Americans for thousands of years. They drew petroglyph’s of the giant bird on stone walls. The thing that makes the legend so remarkable is that not just one tribe talks about it. The Thunderbird has been used in Indian culture by all tribes both east, west, north, and south in the America’s. Some tribes consider the Thunderbird part man and bird.

Egypt and China as well have used a design of a Thunderbird in their cultures as well.

The Sacred Condor

Condors were sacred birds to the Native Americans who lived in the open spaces of western America. The California condor is the largest flying bird in North America. Their wings may stretch nearly 10 feet (3 meters) from tip to tip. When in flight, these huge birds glide on air currents to soar as high as a dizzying 15,000 feet (4,600 meters).

The Thunderbird emblem has been used on Native American totem poles, usually at the top. This is because of the high regard that they have for it.Even the Ford car company took that emblem from what Native Americans had drawn.