Johan Henrik Breines
From northern Norway. Music, books, travel, nature, fishing, football, beer and all that jazz.
Photo, movies, music, travel. Project manager, now retired. Lives in northern Norway during spring and summer, travels with migratory birds towards south in the winter.
In Greek mythology, seagulls were incarnations of the goddess Leukothea or “the white goddess”. She was a local nymph and she was highly respected by the people. Overall symbolism of a seagull is freedom and carefree behavior in life. They are independent and people see them as sailors of the animal world.
In Native American symbolism, the seagull represents a carefree attitude, versatility, and freedom.
They are known to be faithful and loyal partners; a couple of seagulls remind forever together. Their union represents unconditional love, mutual respect and loyalty. They are also caring and protective parents, they take turns incubating the eggs, and feeding and protecting the chicks.