Storks are symbolic of congratulations for a newborn child. To understand the meaning of stork symbolism we must take a look back into the historical associations of the stork bird.
We find the stork depicted in numerous ancient mythologies; most notably Greek, Egyptian and Norse. Its association with new born babies is expected to have derived from Germany at least six hundred years ago. Around this time, summer was commonly associated with fertility. Summer was also when the storks would migrate, only returning to Europe in the spring nine months later. As a result of these coinciding events, the stork found its place as a symbol of new birth.
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