History of the White Dove
Few symbols in the world have enjoyed such a rich and lasting history as the white dove. A favourite in art and iconography, the dove has represented many aspects of the divine. The white dove continues to be shared, adapted and interpreted across many cultures and millennia.
From the ancient world to modern times, the white dove has developed layers of meaning, making it a complex and powerful addition to texts and visual representations. The rock dove has interacted with mankind for centuries, dating as far back as Egyptian Times when these birds were first domesticated and trained to carry messages from village to village.
Today the common rock dove (popularly known as the pigeon) is kept by over one million fanciers around the world. It is a delightful sport and hobby, which people of all ages and walks of life can enjoy. To this day, the White Dove continues to be a symbol of peace, love, purity, care, and devotion..