Dysmorphology Course
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PEACOCK

~ PEACOCK  also JUNO BIRD             sug> GALL
^u         or THE BIRD of HERA        see> GAUL
  ITS BEAUTY LINKS PEACOCK TO VANITY  sug> GALICIA
  consider see> TURKEY
  from old eng PAWA and COK           sug> GALLIC
  sp  PAVO      = ORDINARY TURKEY     see> GALLINACEOUS
  ukr PAVYCH      PEACOCK             sug> NARCISSUS
      HINDUK      TURKEY              sug> INDIA
  sp  PAVO REAL   ROYAL TURKEY        sug> REGAL
  biol> PEACOCKS ARE LARGE BIRDS WITH A CREST AND A LONG TAIL
        WITH FEATHERS THAT SPREAD LIKE A FAN TO SHOW A
  RAINBOW OF COLORS WITH EYE LIKE SPOTS
  myth> HERA TURNED HER FAVORITE ARGUS
        INTO A PEACOCK WHICH NOW IS HER SYMBOL
  EACH SPOT ON THE FEATHERS OF ITS TAIL          sug> QUIL
  REPRESENT ONE OF THE MANY EYES OF              sug> VIGILANTE
  THE VIGILANT ARGUS                             sug> ARGUE
  WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO " KEEP AN EYE " ON THE     sug> VIGIL
  INFIDEL ZEUS                                   sug> FAITH
  ZEUS KILLED ARGUS WHILE PURSUING IO
  THIS EMBLEM OF HERA WAS ADOPTED BY CHRISTIANS
  PROBABLY AS ONE OF THE MANY ATTEMPTS TO OBLITERATE
  ANCIENT TRADITIONS IN FAVOR OF NEWER IDEAS
  hx> BOTH THE PEACOCK and COCK REPRESENT VIGILANCE
      COCKS AND PEACOCKS WERE IMMOLATED IN HONOR OF
  PRIAPUS AND AESCULAPIUS TO HELP CURE THE SICK and
  the IMPOTENT                          sug> EFFETE
  DURING THE MIDDLE AGES THE PEACOCK AND THE COCK
  WERE ADOPTED AS CHRISTIAN EMBLEMS
  COCK LIKE WINDVANES ARE COMMON AND ARE SEEN
  AT THE HIGHEST POINTS OF CATHEDRAL or CHURCH TOWERS
  as an ALLEGORY OF VIGILANCE AND RESURRECTION
  art> THE PEACOCK BECAME A CHRISTIAN SYMBOL DENOTING THE
       RESURRECION OF CHRIST
  see> COCK  FRANC  GALLIC  WELCH  GALICIA
        

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