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Are peacock feathers unlucky?

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Peacock feathers are considered unlucky, as the eyes on the feathers are thought to be similar to the evil eye. Performers do not allow peacock feathers at performance venues. Peacock feathers are often associated with death and are a bad omen if they are in the room during a wedding.

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Christians, however, associate peacock feathers with resurrection, immortality and renewal, while Buddhists link peacock feathers with openness, as portrayed by the peacock spreading its tail. Hindus associate peacocks with Lakshmi, and the feathers symbolize good luck, self-restraint, kindness and empathy. Ancient Greeks viewed peacock feathers as representing heaven and all-seeing knowledge.

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