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Grandfather Buzzard (Cathartes Aura) The Golden Purifier. Another painting in my American Gods series.
Grandfather Buzzard was partially responsible for the creation of the Earth in Native American Stories. You can read one here: http://agemythologystories.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-world-was-made.html
In Greek mythology, the Vulture is the descendant of the Griffin. It was a very Buddhist-like, Zen-like symbol of the non-dual oneness of heaven and earth, spirit and matter, good and evil, guardian and avenger. The Vulture is the avenger of nature spirits. Ancient Assyrians believed the Vulture was, like Nagarjuna's middle way, Sunyata, the encompassing overall non-separated union between the day and night. Ironically, regardless of the less than good image the vulture is typically granted by most, think about it:
Unlike the needs of nearly all other living creatures, vultures do not kill.
Their prey either dies or something else kills it."
December 29th, 2017
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