Butterfly Legends & Lore

Legendary stories, Mythology, and Butterfly Folklore from various cultures around the world. Learn about the spiritual meaning and symbolism that is often associated with butterflies.

A Papago Legend
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A delightful native american indian legend about the creation of the animals on earth and how the unique butterfly creature came to be.

Shoshone Ladies Fancy Shawl Dance
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A legend from the Shoshone tribe about the butterfly and its symbol of renewal and the origin of the butterfly dance.

The White Butterfly - Japanese Legend
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An echanting butterfly folklore tale from Japan about the nature and transformational power of love.

The Butterfly Lovers
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A legendary short story from China about two butterfly lovers and their journey together.

Lanape Butterfly Creation Story
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A variation of the butterfly creation myth (papango legend) about the creation of the butterfly in the Lanape tradition.

Native American Myths
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About the spirit and symbolism of the butterfly in native american culture.

Legends Behind Butterfly Colors
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Seeing a butterfly of a specific color (epsecially if it lands on you!) could be a sign of good luck or an omen of something to come. Here is a list of legends and mythical associations with each colored butterfly.

Butterfly Symbolism
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The symbolic meaning of the butterfly in various cultures and mythologies from around the world, including the spiritual meaning and symbolism associated with the butterfly.

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