Luther Swan

The swan stands in the Christian context as a symbol for the reformer Martin Luther. The swan is therefore found in many Lutheran communities instead of a weathercock on the spire, especially in northwestern Germany and the Netherlands, where the so-called “Luther swan” made clear the confessional demarcation to the Reformed communities.

The swan I found sits on a top of a church in Emden/Germany.

Weather Vane Wednesday

4 thoughts on “Luther Swan

  1. This is terrific, and thank you for the history behind it too. My husband was brought up in the Lutheran Church.

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