Photographer's Note

Aptness the rooster of our churches

Nowadays, the Gallic rooster is known again of all. If one knows in general that it answers a homonymy (Gallus means in Latin the
rooster or the Gallic), one ignores his long medieval development.


The antique had made of the white rooster a sacred bird, dedicated to the gods, the symbol of light and of
the immortality of the soul. The Middle Ages forgot these texts and builds its own symbolic in rupture with the
pagan texts. The former Will glorified the intelligence of the rooster that allowed him to discern the hours
and, in the gospel, the rooster sang three times in the evening of the holy Thursday, reminding to Saint Pierre his engagements.
The rooster was therefore the symbol of the vigilance facing the temptations and to the demons of the night.

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