Swan is a symbol of reincarnation, purity, chastity, generosity, wisdom, prophetic abilities, poetry and courage. There is also a belief that the souls of men after their physical death wander in the sky in the form of swans.
The swans are very ancient. In ancient times, they were connected with the sun. In the art of the Etruscan tribes, images of the solar chariot drawn by swans were found. In the Slavs, the fine birds accompanied the Sun God.
The Mongolians believe that the first people on earth were born of swans. And the peoples of Siberia believe that in the winter the swans become snow, and in the spring they are revived by it.
In Indian mythology is described how a wise man, through the power of his knowledge, has become a golden swan. Swan and geese are magic birds. From a swan’s egg, the Indian god Brahma appeared.