White Butterfly Meaning

The symbolism of White colored butterflies and White Butterfly mythology, legends, superstitions and associated folklore from around the world.


A white butterfly symbol

In Lousiana, U.S., if a White Butterfly makes a sudden appearance in the home means that good luck will follow, especially if it flies around a particular person.

In Maryland, U.S., the appearance of a white butterfly in the home or flying around one's head is an omen of death.

The Native American Zuni Indians of the Southweat believe that when white butterflies are seen, it indicates the summer season will be near, or that hot weather is coming. They also believe that when a white butterfly flies from the Southwest, rain may be expected (Zuni tribe, Southwest)

The Native American Blackfoot tribe believes that when a persons is sleeping, their dreams are carried to them by white butterflies.

One superstition says that if a white butterfly enters your house and flies around you, it is an omen of death *(but death in many cultures and traditions actually reprsents "transformation" -- or the ending of one cycle and beginning of a new one.)

Many Native Americans believe that when a person watched a white butterfly for a long length of time, that it can induce sleep because of its silent and graceful motion. The dreams occuring from this sleep will be somewhat hypnotic and pleasant.

In Chinese symbology, a white butterfly symbolized the soul of a departed love one. A White butterfly also means angels are watching over you and that you are being protected.

If the first butterfly of the summer season is white, it will be rainy summer.

If a white butterfly comes, summer follows. If a white butterfly flies from the southwest, expect rain.

Some say that if the first butterfly one sees in the year is white, there may be news of a death.

He said when a white butterfly crosses your path or enters your home, it will bring good luck and is a sign that you will have a good life.

If the first butterfly you see in the year is white you will have good luck all year

White butterflies are symbols of spiritual change.

In the Phillipines, seeing a white butterfly means that there is a message coming.

Up to the 1600s it was against common law in Ireland to kill a white butterfly because they were believed to hold the souls of dead children.

If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.

The Japanese have a popular folklore story and legend about the white butterfly.

To catch and keep a white butterfly is considered lucky--but it is considered even more lucky to set it free!