There's a Hungarian proverb that says "Aki koràn kel aranyat lel." meaning "Who wakes early finds gold."
For this week's theme word early my inspiration came from a memory. As I used to live in a village I remember waking for the crowing sound of a rooster at the break of dawn.
A common character in Hungarian folk tales the rooster symbolizes honesty, pride, courage, vigilance, strength and other different things in different cultures.
The ancient Greeks believed the rooster rose to attention and saluted the sun every morning with a hearty cry, symbolizing victory over night.
In Christianity the rooster is noted for crowing three times after Peter denied Christ. As such, it became a symbol for Christ’s passion.To this day the rooster seen on a weather vane is steeped in symbolic meanings that deal with watchful vigilance against evil, as weather vanes are commonly seen atop churches and houses.