Symbols and Motifs on your pysanky

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SECRET MESSAGES

 

Traditional Ukrainian eggs (also known as pysanky) were decorated with symbols that carried meaning and good wishes.  

Horse: wealth and prosperity
Flowers: wisdom, beauty, and elegance
Bird: coming of spring and fertility
Oak Leaf/Acorn: strength and persistence
Spirals: defence and protection
Pine Bough: strength, growth, and eternal life
Crosses: Christ and the four corners of the world
Roses: love and caring
Deer: masculinity, victory, and leadership

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