The bird is the symbol of the goddess, as it reflects many of her gifts and qualities. Like birds, the goddess inhabits all realms; in the ground, in the water, in the air. And like the bird, she can ascend to the heavens. But most importantly, the bird is twice born; once as an egg and once as a chick. And the goddess too is the generator of the life cycle; birth, death, and re-birth.
She is The Great Re-cycler. Crete; clay, 1300BC