BIRDS IN FOLKLORE: THE CUCKOO
According to many traditions, the first song of the cuckoo predicts the arrival of spring and summer.
BIRDS IN FOLKLORE: THE KINGFISHER
Inspired by the myth of the two lovers Alcyone and Ceyx.
BIRDS IN FOLKLORE: THE MAGPIE
For this illustration, I was inspired by the belief that the sighting of magpies would reveal the future.
Illustration inspired by the Italian legend about the “blackbird days.”
which tells why blackbirds are black and why the days of late January
are the coldest of the year.
WREN THE KING OF THE BIRDS
An illustration inspired by the legend tells why the wren is called the “king of birds.”