Highlighted Species: Otis Tarda
The Simurgh is found in Persian tales, and is a great avian creature as large as thirty birds, and who bears as many colors in its plumage. It lives in Gaokerena, the Tree of Life. Descriptions of the Simurgh vary, sometimes having the form of a raptor, other times the claws of a lion, head of a dog, and feathers of a peacock, and sometimes with a human female face. The Simurgh is ancient and embodies purity and healing. When it takes off from Gakerena, the leaves and seeds are shaken loose to drift across the world and take root in a great diversity of healing herbs and plants.
Size: 6 x 6 inches