Western Yellow Wagtail card
Nearly all ancient cultures contain myths about flying gods. Mesopotamian gods were often depicted as having magnificent wings, but Greek gods flew without wings and biblical descriptions of angels (such as those who visited Abraham) are without wings. It was not until the middle ages that wings started to appear on angels. In ancient civilisations flight was for the gods and mankind’s place was on earth. The Scientific Revolution in the 1500’s changed that, and one of the most brilliant minds, Leonardo da Vinci started to think about how to fly (although he kept it a secret!) He of course studied birds. Watercolour illustration of a Western Yellow Wagtail by Daniel Mackie. Printed on High quality 330gsm card. Cards are 7x5 inches. Cards are blank inside so can be used for any purpose. Cards are packed with envelopes and are protected in a cello bag.