Duck

CatholicSaints

Marysville, United States

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The Duck is generally thought to be a symbol of resourcefulness.

The duck has the ability to walk, swim, fly and ‘duck’ under the water to feed or hide from predators. In both Chinese and Japanese culture, the duck is a symbol of happiness and fidelity.

When the duck and drake are together, it is a sign of happiness and beauty.

Chinese art work featuring Ducks when portrayed either in pictures or on porcelain denote a wish for happiness, especially when combined with a lotus.

The Mandarin duck (鸳鸯 yuān yāng) is so named because of its self importance and flamboyant plumage like the high officials (掾 yuàn ‘mandarins’) of the Imperial court.

It symbolizes loyalty as the ducks mate for life and it is said that when one dies its mate will pine away and die too.

Often the mandarin drake is shown with a lotus flower in its beak and its mate with a lotus fruit with the meaning of a wish for children.

They are a popular motif on wedding gifts.

In Taiwan the rebel leader Zhu Yigui ➚ was called the ‘mother duck king’ because he was a duck breeder and on one occasion trained his ducks to march in step towards an enemy division.

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