Mariners believe swallows carry the spirits of sailors who have died at sea to their home in heaven. In Egypt, during the third millennium BC, swallows were associated with stars and therefore the souls of those who passed.

The swallow is also an example of enduring faithfulness and love. They are monogamous birds that mate for life.

Swallows Arrive, Swallows Swoop

©Lezlie Jane                                  Diptych  24" x 40" x 1.5"


Private collection