History of China
Butterflies and Moths
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
What do butterflies symbolise?
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What does the butterfly have to do with Easter?
The butterfly is a symbol of new life, as is the egg. Butterflies enter the cocoon as mere caterpillars, and emerge as beautiful, completely new creatures. They have to "die" as caterpillars in order to become something even better. Easter is about Christ's death and resurrection, and butterflies symbolise newness and beauty, overcoming death and ugliness to emerge victorious and free.