While pigeons are often thought of as pests, they actually symbolize determination and the ability to overcome whatever obstacles lie in a person's path. Pigeons are also connected to the symbol of house and home.
Traditionally, pigeons were very useful birds renowned for their navigational skills. Carrier pigeons were used by Julius Casear, as well as by armies during World War II, to relay messages back and forth through perilous war zones. Pigeon racing continues to be a popular sport. It involves releasing a pigeon into the wild far from home and predicting which one makes it back the fastest.