Country Icon Eagle
One of the vertebrate animals that I admire is the eagle, this bird has a strong enough appeal from some bird lovers, including me. From its image, it is very interesting to look at because it has a body structure that looks very strong and solid so that the eagle character is often used by some communities as a mascot or icon.
The advantages of the eagle have absorbed the attention of various circles in the world, since ancient times the eagle has been used as a philosophy for the formation of a symbol or the establishment of a country using the basic image of the eagle. It is very interesting when several countries use the eagle as a mascot, this is what I have seen on the coat of arms of my country, Indonesia.
In My Country Indonesia, the eagle has been used as a symbol of the state which is known as "Garuda Pancasila" which is the name of symbol of Indonesia as a whole included in the symbol. The symbol is real- It's about the relationship of signs by convention. In Indonesia, Garuda Pancasila has been inaugurated and was established by President Soekarno in 1951. So that there has been a law which written explaining about Garuda Pancasila as the symbol of Indonesia. stipulation about Garuda Pancasila as the symbol of the country can be seen in the Constitution of the State Republic of Indonesia Chapter XV Article 36a . (this rule is based on the laws and regulations in force in my country)
Not only in Indonesia, other countries that use the eagle as a state symbol are countries from the European region, namely Romania.
The coat of arms of Romania uses the figure bird as the basic form. This bird which became the icon of the country of Romania. Symbol The national name of the country of Romania is the bird that used as a symbol of the state, namely golden eagle. Golden eagle in biology or scientific language is called Aquila chrysaetos.
In the most famous mythology in the world, namely Greece, there is a description of this aquila bird (Souli, 1995; Mangoenrahardjo, 1976). This bird is a pet of the lord of the heavens, the god Zeus. Eagle Zeus' gold is named Aquila. Bird this golden eagle in the country of Romania made as a symbol of which first hierarchy is an icon.
The Eagle gives an indication of the courage, determination, soaring pride gauze, power, and splendor. Which color used in birds in national coats of arms Romania is a golden yellow color. Color it is an index. Yellow This golden sign indicates the country of Romania as a wise, honest and full country spirit. While the background color birds, namely the color blue is a index too. The blue color as an index give meaning that the country of Romania is religious country, have a firm heart, calm in thinking and have justice (Peterson, 2000).
Bird's head facing right in The coat of arms of Romania is a index. This right side gives an indication about the good side and the left side is the bad side bad. The same is true in the political context, right is the good or right side. This perception began in the revolutionary parliament in France. For the country of Romania, bird's head the one facing the right gives an indication about the direction of goodness and can provide progress for their country. Cross symbol is a sign that represents everything especially related to religion Lord Jesus and depicting the cross at the time The Lord Jesus was crucified. In addition, the symbol of the cross gives an indication of the religion of the majority adopted by the Romanian people and life daily based on the rules of the religious. A cross placed in the mouth or the beak of the bird is to give an indication about all the behavior and words of Romanians based on religious rules which he adheres to (The World Factbook 2011, 2011). The sword that the Romanians call saber (a type of sword) is an icon who represents the unifier of Moldavia, Stephen the Great (1456-1504) or also known as "Christ's athlete", in addition to the relationship represents swords also have a resemblance relationship form. The sword can also be said as index, because the sword gives an indication about the power and weapons to endure.
The eagle has become a legend from some countries because it is used as a symbol or symbol. In this modern era, many communities have been formed, especially the motorcycle lover community, using the symbol of the eagle's beak as well as the icon of Harley-Davidson.
It's a bird of prey but also majestic :)