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Anyone know why doves are the symbol for peace?

Asked by AstroChuck (37278points) August 10th, 2008 from iPhone

And what’s with that damn olive branch in its beak?

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

I’m not sure about the olive branch and leaves, but the dove is used to represent peace and love because in an ancient Greek myth, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, kept one as a pet.

sndfreQ's avatar

I believe that’s a biblical reference to the story of Noah’s ark and the great flood; the olive branch that the dove brought back to the ark was evidence that there was dry land and that (essentially) God’s wrath had ended.

Nathanael's avatar

Chuck Norris wanted them to be

El_Cadejo's avatar

DrasticDreamer is right about it being due to Greek myth same thing for the olive branch.

funny how the bible has these very same symbols hmmmmmmmm.

Wine3213's avatar

I don’t know for sure, but aren’t doves pretty much just white pigeons? I see pigeons everyday. Nothing too peaceful about them.

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