Turtle doves symbolize love and faithfulness because they mate for life, work together to build nests and raise their young together. They are immortalized in literary and poetic works, such as the Old Testament, and art... More »

In the Bible, there are several references to turtle doves being sacrificed; their sacrifice represents giving all one has to God. This pair of birds symbolizes peace and innocence. More »

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According to the United States Geological Survey, a group of doves is known as a dule, and a group of turtle doves is also known as a pitying. These collective nouns specifically describe groups of doves or turtle doves,... More »

Two doves symbolize enduring, ever-faithful love. The symbol probably arose because turtle doves mate for life and spend a lot of time engaging in affectionate behaviors. The two-dove symbol predates Christianity and can... More »

The turtle is a symbol of endurance and persistence in many cultures. The turtle also symbolizes the Earth in many cultures, such as Native American legends. More »

Symbolically, the roots of the tree of life dig deep, the trunk provides a foundation, the branches spread out for subsistence and nourishment, the leaves absorb and collect energy, and the fruit gives itself for the joy... More »

The scarab beetle, or dung beetle, is associated with death and rebirth or eternal life. Though the best-known culture revering scarab beetles was ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle is a widespread symbol throughout the an... More »