Grus grus = Kranich = Glück.svogel Aves.x


Vergleich: Agri. (= Odermennig/= Bubenläuse/= Fünfblatt/= Kaiserkraut/= Leberkraut/= Klettenkraut/= Natternzunge/= immortal Crane/= Brustwurz/= Schafklette/= Magenkraut/= Steinkraut/= Kirchturm/= Milzblüh).

Siehe: Migration


American indians:

Crane is an ancient medicine bird. The motif of the three cranes is found throughout Eurasia. The symbol of the Paris Guild of Physicians down to the early 13th century was

a shield with three cranes on it, each one holding a sprig of marjoram in its beak. A skinned crane is still used as a medicine bag in Siberia and Crane is a well known medicine bird among the native people of N. America.

Crane is the king of the water birds and because of this he brings the Spirit from the other world to this world. That is because spirits arise in the primordial water of the beginning of time. He also brings them back the other way. Therefore, Crane is the friend of shaman, helping him or her on the Old, Old Path.

The reason why there are three cranes is because there are three great journeys to be made between this world and the Spirit world.

The first is the journey of the new born infant. This is why we still say that the "stork brings the baby."

The second is the journey from life back to the spirit world. Here too, Crane is the messenger. That is why the medicine of the elderly (geriatrics) derives its name from the crane (Greek geranos = crane).

The third journey is from death to life, or the journey of the shaman. Thus, a skinned crane is used as a medicine bag.

In N. America Crane is one of the most important dodems, or clan groups of the Anishinabe Ojibwe. From the Crane Clan are chosen the leaders who speak for the people

and treat with outsiders. It is said that Crane Clan people have loud voices, like the bird itself. Crane is also known as Businase, the "echo-maker," because the shrill cry

echoes off the rocky shores of the northern lake country where the Anishinabe live. A person who has dreamed of Crane has the right to call the spirits in certain ceremonies.

Europe: the medicine animals became the gods of ancient pagan religion. Crane because Hermes or Mercury, the "messenger of the gods." Thus, Hermes was known as the "psychopomp" or "guide of souls," who brought the soul of the departed one safely back to the spirit world. Hermes was also the god of communication, a Crane function.

In Egypt the connection between the original medicine animal and the god is more evident. Thus, the analog of Hermes is Thoth, the Ibis-headed god.

The northern crane is replaced by the great water bird of Africa, the ibis. The crane or the ibis was known in Africa as the medicine animal that brought the people language and dance, because the contortions of the long legs of the water bird looked like an alphabet, or like a dancer.

The Egyptian Hermes or Thoth was known as "Hermes Trismegistos," or "Thrice-Greatest." Supposedly, the reasons for this name have been lost in the shrouds of time,

but if we know how to read the universal 'language of Nature' then we realize why Hermes is Thrice-Greatest. Nature Wisdom is universal.


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