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Rebirding campaign

What consequence would be provoked on perspective if we transgendered the National BIRD?

17th century rooster turned into a 21st century woodepecker.

The bird in popular representation shapes the myth in which a man's innocence is confirmed by a dead crowing rooster.

Being wrongly accused in trial, a pilgrim seems to be condemned by a false sentence. During judgement the man claims that upon his hanging the dead rooster, cooked on a plate, will crow in support of his innocence. 

When the man was hung, rooster rose from the dead so justice and honesty could prevail. The knot on the neck of the pilgrim was weak, he escaped death sentenced by men and he was immediately granted freedom from accusations.

The rooster in this myth is not dead nor alive. It's watching and serving.

Rooster of Barcelos 17th century bird shared by the Portuguese culture as a protector of the just.

Rooster of Barcelos

17th century bird shared by the Portuguese culture as a protector of the just.

21st century woodpecker coming .

21st century woodpecker coming .


CHANGING THE COCK TALE

The woodpecker of Barcelos is a new race to associate to other eternal concerns. The woodpecker hammers its way in to occupy justice and honesty of purpose. Hard nest is the hardest. 

The legend of the Rooster of Barcelos tells the story of a dead rooster’s miraculous intervention in proving the innocence of a man who had been falsely accused and sentenced to death. The story is associated with the 17th-century calvary that is part of the collection of the Archeological Museum located in Paço dos Condes, a gothic-style palace in Barcelos, a city in the Braga District of northwest Portugal.
— From Wikipedia