If you’ve read your history, you know the role butterflies played in World History. Starting with their appearance in the book of Job and continuing through to their use by monarchs in espionage, we’ve seen butterflies used for a variety of purposes throughout history.
The butterfly is associated with a number of different symbols from different cultures. The butterfly has long been a symbol of change and transformation, as well as reincarnation and rebirth. In Christianity, the butterfly has become associated with resurrection. In Hinduism, the butterfly represents truth and knowledge as well as wisdom. There are also spiritual beliefs surrounding butterflies, like their ability to lead someone to enlightenment or to show them their soul mate.
This blog discusses all these things, as well as many other interesting facts!
In the “Butterflies in World History” blog, we will be exploring butterflies and their role in world history. Butterflies have played a huge role in human history, through the butterfly effect, and their use in the past as symbols of power and beauty, as well as their role in language and communication. We will explore them on a large scale and a small, from their role in human diet to their use as political symbols (butterfly ballot).
Etymology: The word “butterfly” originates from the Old English word “butorflēoge”, which was derived from the root words “butor” (meaning butter) and “flēoge” (meaning flea). It is an example of folk etymology.
The name of the insect may also be linked to the old English word for cow, which was “beotros”, since it was noted that butterflies often flew around cows.
The role of butterflies in world history has been, as they say, understudied. Butterflies are beautiful. Butterflies are decorative. And butterflies are often associated with love and romance. But, butterflies don’t get the respect they deserve. They have influenced world culture, were used to determine military battles, and have even saved the worlds economy from destruction!
Butterflies have an influence on our everyday lives that I’m sure we don’t even realize. The monarch butterfly migration is a perfect example of that. It’s so huge that we tend not to think about it very much because it’s just “a fact.” But if you think about it, it’s an amazing phenomenon! Each year millions of monarchs migrate from Canada to Mexico and back again in order to survive a changing climate and to protect their next generation from predators. It’s truly an astonishing journey for a small creature such as themselves.
The monarch butterfly migration is just one example of how butterflies have affected the world. If you are interested in more information on this subject you can visit my blog at http://butterflyartblog-kingsleyjones(.)blogspot(.)com/
The truth about butterflies is that they have played a major role in the history of our world. They have been around for many thousands of years, and they have been used in many different ways.
The ancient people used butterflies to signify different things. The butterfly was known as “the soul of the sun” and was often depicted on the walls of caves. In ancient Greece, the butterfly represented the soul because it could only be seen when it was dead; once it emerged from chrysalis, it could not be seen by human eyes.
The ancient Chinese also believed that butterflies held spiritual power in their wings. They believed that you could tell your future by watching a butterfly’s flight and then reading its markings between its delicate wings.
In some Native American tribes, butterflies were believed to be messengers from the beyond. This was especially true of the Navajo tribe, who called them “rainbow spirits.” In these tribes, butterflies were not just messengers from above; they were also used to communicate with the gods below.
I have always had a passion for butterflies. I am the kind of person who knows what time they emerge and where they are likely to be found. I have many childhood memories of chasing after this insect or that, getting covered in mud, and being lectured on the importance of preserving these delicate creatures.
I also have a love for history, so it is no surprise that when I learned about the role butterflies played in World War II, I was hooked.
Butterflies have played a critical role in the history of humanity. Since they were first discovered by the ancient Chinese civilization, humans have been fascinated with these colorful flying creatures. Here we will take a look at how butterflies have influenced human development, and how they continue to play a role in our lives today.
Tattoo Butterflies: A History
The practice of decorating the body with permanent designs is believed to have originated sometime between 16,000 and 24,000 years ago. The first designs were created by scratching the skin with sharp objects or cutting it with flint knives. Tattoos made from needles became popular during the 19th century when jams, dyes and other pigments were used to create more elaborate designs. Tattoos made from butterfly wing scales are much older than this however, and date back as far as 6000 B.C., in China. In this region of the world, butterfly wings were crushed into a fine powder and mixed with water to create a dye for use on silk fabrics.
To read more about the history of tattoos please visit: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/history-of-tattoos-around-the-world.html
the cause of the butterfly’s color is due to the reflection and scattering of light by their wing scales.
by visible light: Their wings appear black. The scales, which are spread over their wings like shingles on a roof, are transparent and somewhat spherical in shape. The upper surface of each scale is coated with a layer of dark-colored material containing iron, hematite, or magnetite. These dark scales absorb most of the light that hits them, while the underlying layer of chitin reflects a blue-green color and transmits reds and yellows. The combination of these two effects gives the black appearance to the butterflies’ wings when viewed at normal incidence in bright light (that is, when the observer’s line of sight is close to parallel with the reflecting surfaces).
The “black” appearance will be weakened when viewed at an angle (as when flying or resting on a leaf), because then only parts of some scales will absorb light as they reflect it. Additionally, as a butterfly moves its wings, different patterns of scales are exposed in sunlight. The iridescent effect seen is more pronounced in some species than others – for example, in “Papilio ulysses” and “Papilio charopus”. This