a goose is one of the oldest domesticated birds. it is also surrounded by some folklore, which is probably the reason it is used here.
because of their migration patterns they are often seen as a symbol of the solar year, and fertility. ancient egyptians also believed that mummy's soul rose up in the form of a goose with a human head. the roman goddess juno considered the goose sacred. why? it was said that that the geese in her temple honked and cackled to warn her of the barbarians coming. since then geese have been honored for their protective nature.
by the18th century the goose became the traditional christmas dinner.
in the christian tradition, the 6 geese symbolize the six days in which God created the world.
tomorrow we look at the 7 swans, and the last of the birds. ;)
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