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LineSpiritual Identities

• Eagles in Christianity

• Eagles in Judaism

• Eagles in Islam

The eagle is a sacred bird that is closely associated with religious and spiritual texts and customs in numerous cultures and faiths. 

The golden eagle is mentioned several times in the Old and New Testaments, and its symbolism varies.

Among indigenous groups in the United States and Canada, as well as among many of the peoples of Mesoamerica, the eagle is sacrosanct. Eagle feathers are often used in religious ceremonies and to honor noteworthy achievements and desirable qualities, such as exceptional leadership or bravery. In the cultures of the Northwest coast, the eagle is a supernatural being and often is present in the ancestral depictions and features in the heraldic crests (totem poles) of important clans.


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