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Saw 3 cranes
« on: March 26, 2019, 01:51:39 am »
Hi all,

Yesterday while I was out, I saw a total of 3 grey cranes or herons flying overhead. I know that cranes are associated with Mannanan, and He is
One of my personal pantheon of Gods.

I was wondering if any one had any insight into the significance of seeing 3 of them in one day in an area where there are no local lakes or ponds.

Thanks in advance.

Phouka

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Re: Saw 3 cranes
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 09:05:55 am »
Hi all,

Yesterday while I was out, I saw a total of 3 grey cranes or herons flying overhead. I know that cranes are associated with Mannanan, and He is
One of my personal pantheon of Gods.

I was wondering if any one had any insight into the significance of seeing 3 of them in one day in an area where there are no local lakes or ponds.

Thanks in advance.

Phouka

I typed in “crane goddess” and immediately got a hit mentioning “the three cranes.”

Apparently the three daughters of Allah in the pre-Islamic Arabian pantheon were referred to by this title. Namely Allat, Manat, and Al-Uzza.

Edit: I should add that bird goddesses are common in Europe as well. Water birds bring to mind Frau Perchta with her goose foot.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 09:09:23 am by Zlote Jablko »

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Re: Saw 3 cranes
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 09:21:05 am »
Hi all,

Yesterday while I was out, I saw a total of 3 grey cranes or herons flying overhead. I know that cranes are associated with Mannanan, and He is
One of my personal pantheon of Gods.

I was wondering if any one had any insight into the significance of seeing 3 of them in one day in an area where there are no local lakes or ponds.

Thanks in advance.

Phouka

Hmm.  When I googled this, I got that seeing three cranes is considered a death omen in Celtic lore, so I hope that's not the case for you!  OTOH, Asian cultures often consider them a longevity symbol and I've personally been looking for a nice painting of one for associations specific to my martial arts practice.  But if you associated them to Mannanan, maybe he's just saying hello?  Perhaps ask him?

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Re: Saw 3 cranes
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 01:24:36 pm »
Hmm.  When I googled this, I got that seeing three cranes is considered a death omen in Celtic lore, so I hope that's not the case for you!  OTOH, Asian cultures often consider them a longevity symbol and I've personally been looking for a nice painting of one for associations specific to my martial arts practice.  But if you associated them to Mannanan, maybe he's just saying hello?  Perhaps ask him?

Hi Ashmire & Zlote. Thank you for the info. On further research, I found that blue herons are associated with Manannan and the Cailliacht. They represent magic, shamanic training and Otherworld walking, and transformation among other things.
Phouka

Edited to add Zlote's name to post.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 01:26:22 pm by Phouka »

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