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Birds: Sandhill Cranes, the Platte River, and Farid Ud-Din Attar

Belden C. Lane

in The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190842673
eISBN:
9780190936402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842673.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, World Religions

In myth and folklore, birds (and cranes in particular) have traditionally been symbols of transcendence and rebirth. The Sufi mystic Farid ud-Din Attar, in his The Conference of the Birds, offered a ... More


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