The idea that peacock feathers are unlucky dates back to a superstition that began in the Mediterranean, where the eye-shaped markings on the end of peacock feathers are called the "evil eye."
Superstition regarding peacock feathers is believed to be linked to incidents of bad luck, including unexplained infant deaths. The only thing people found to match these misfortunes were the peacock feathers that hung in the homes of the bereaved.
I find it super interesting that during Roman and Greek times, peacocks were often served at formal dinners. Before cooking the bird, the feathers were removed and then replaced before serving with a honey mixture that acted as glue. This gave the roasted birds a luxurious look that was worthy of nobility. An exaggerated feast for European kings was stuffing roasted birds together, with the smaller birds inside. The outer bird used to be the peacock because it was the most pleasing to the eye.
Peacock feathers are considered unlucky in Eastern Europe because they were worn by the Mongol warriors who invaded these lands in the 13th century. Due to the multiple eyes of the peacock feathers, they are also considered seers of everything, which is why it is believed to be unlucky and they are not allowed to enter the houses.
In the theater, a popular superstition about peacock feathers and bad luck involves the use of the feathers in costumes, games, or props, as many catastrophic events have occurred during performances when they are present.
In India and China, however, the peacock is sacred. The colorful feather is believed to have a spiritual healing energy that produces harmony and balance. The peacock is also a symbol of immortality, and as the peacock's feathers are naturally renewed each year, they symbolize renewal.
I find it super curious while India thinks that the peacock feather is protection of the body and soul in Italy wearing feathers at a wedding is bad luck for the bride and groom.
I personally believe that Nature gives us a treasure! And you just have to admire them
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