Mike Burke wrote:I know psyche can mean wind, air, or spirit, but I was surprised to learn that it can mean butterfly and/or moth.
Mike Burke wrote:Also, I understand that the butterfly was used as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth in Christian art and iconography, but I've never seen any examples.
I thought that it is "πνευμα" that means "wind", "breath" or "spirit"
Well here is one I found using Google: http://www.saintsebastianchurch.org/sta ... ction.html.
Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:Mike Burke wrote:I was getting numa and psyche confused.
"Numa" is "lion" in Mangani language.
Mike Burke wrote:This is a stained glass butterfly..
You can tell because the antenna are clubbed.
timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:According to LSJ, yes.
http://logeion.uchicago.edu/index.html#ψυχη (toward the bottom of the entry)
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