many uses of a
handpainted butterfly stone
As a beautiful accent for indoor or outdoor water fountains.
a conversation starter / distinctive paperweight.
a planter ornament.
a slightly larger than normal, worry stone! (giggle)
Butterflies can symbolize many things:
The existance of Creator
Butterflies have been known as:
A dream carrier
A bringer of sleep
A bringer of news
Magical or mythical beings
A reincarnated being
symbolism around the world
Christians, the butterfly's metamorphoses is symbolic new life.
The chrysalis or cocoon resembles the tomb and the butterfly represents
the resurrection into a new and glorious life.
The Greeks placed golden butterflies in their tombs as a symbol
of resurrection, new life, and immortality.
In Ancient Greece the word Psyche meant "butterfly" and
"soul." It was also the name of a mythical beauty who
was often portrayed with the wings of a butterfly.
There is a Native American legend that says -
If you have a secret wish, capture a butterfly and whisper your
wish to it. Since butterflies cannot speak, your secret is ever
safe in their keeping. Release the butterfly, and it will carry
your wish to the Great Spirit, who alone knows the thoughts of butterflies.
By setting the butterfly free, you are helping to restore the balance
of nature, and your wish will surely be granted.
The sighting of swarms of southward migrating butterflies (especially
Monarchs) some believe, are a sign that cold weather is on it's
Among some tribes of Mexico the butterfly is a symbol of the fertility
of the earth.
In the Solomon Islands, a dying man has a choice as to what he will
become at death and often chooses a butterfly.
The Aztecs believed the souls of warriors killed in battle fluttered
down to earth in the form of butterflies and hummingbirds to enjoy
the flowers of the fields.
In Japanese superstition, the appearance of a colorful butterfly
warns of visitors or a death in the family; white butterflies are
the souls of the dead.
In China, a young lover might be portrayed as a butterfly drinking
from delicate flowers which symbolize his beloved. If his beloved
dies, she may been seen rising from the grave in the form of a butterfly.
A jade butterfly suggests a wedding of souls, making it an appropriate
gift for the groom to give to his bride.
Among the Nagas of Assam the dead are believed to go through a series
of transformations in the underworld and are finally reborn as butterflies.
When the butterfly dies, that is the end of the soul forever.
Celts thought that women became pregnant by swallowing butterfly
souls. These butterfly-souls flew about seeking a new mother.
An Irish Blessing
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.