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19th Jan '18 2:37:08 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Cho Chang, who is noted to be beautiful and graceful even if she is an emotional wreak that year following the murder of her boyfriend, manages to learn how to produce a corporeal Patronus and discovers that hers is a swan, a nice reflection of her beauty and her willingness to fight.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Cho Chang, who is noted to be beautiful and graceful even if she is an emotional wreak wreck that year following the murder of her boyfriend, manages to learn how to produce a corporeal Patronus and discovers that hers is a swan, a nice reflection of her beauty and her willingness to fight.



* In the variants of the ChivalricRomance ''The Swan Children'', the bride is more or less clearly a swan-maiden; she gives birth to children who are first [[MosesInTheBulrushes exposed]] and then [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting transformed into swans]] by removing the chains they wear about their necks. When this is discovered, the children are changed back by restoring -- except that one chain was melted down, trapping that child in swan form.

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* In the variants of the ChivalricRomance ''The Swan Children'', the bride is more or less clearly a swan-maiden; she gives birth to children who are first [[MosesInTheBulrushes exposed]] and then [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting transformed into swans]] by removing the chains they wear about their necks. When this is discovered, the children are changed back by restoring them -- except that one chain was melted down, trapping that child in swan form.
19th Jan '18 2:34:03 PM margdean56
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A lot of portrayals of swans in the media paint them as beautiful, peaceful birds, which isn't surprising considering that they're [[HerbivoresAreFriendly nigh-exclusively herbivorous]]. That said, however, peaceful they ain't -- thanks to media depictions of them as almost angelic in behavior, not many people realize swans are very territorial birds and that a pissed-off swan will ''[[KillerRabbit mess you up.]]'' Nonetheless, that hasn't stopped folklore and fiction from portraying swans as symbols of purity, because their imagery is very similar to that of angels, and that includes the white feathers, and everyone knows that LightIsGood. They have also been used as symbols of love, due to their monogamous habits and the heart shape their necks make when two swans face each other. Many {{Shapeshifting Lover}}s are swans. The meme of the swan as graceful on the water and somewhat otherworldy has been influential on human minds, specifically those who dwell in riipine cultures: witness the existence of SwanBoats in many cultures.

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A lot of portrayals of swans in the media paint them as beautiful, peaceful birds, which isn't surprising considering that they're [[HerbivoresAreFriendly nigh-exclusively herbivorous]]. That said, however, peaceful they ain't -- thanks to media depictions of them as almost angelic in behavior, not many people realize swans are very territorial birds and that a pissed-off swan will ''[[KillerRabbit mess you up.]]'' Nonetheless, that hasn't stopped folklore and fiction from portraying swans as symbols of purity, because their imagery is very similar to that of angels, and that includes the white feathers, and everyone knows that LightIsGood. They have also been used as symbols of love, due to their monogamous habits and the heart shape their necks make when two swans face each other. Many {{Shapeshifting Lover}}s are swans. The meme of the swan as graceful on the water and somewhat otherworldy otherworldly has been influential on human minds, specifically those who dwell in riipine cultures: witness the existence of SwanBoats in many cultures.
17th Jan '18 9:11:12 PM jormis29
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* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/sixswans/index.html "The Six Swans"]], the brothers are turned to swans.

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* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/sixswans/index.html "The Six Swans"]], ''Literature/TheSixSwans'', the brothers are turned to swans.
1st Jan '18 12:54:28 PM DaibhidC
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* The elegant swan ballerina Madame Bella Swanna makes a brief appearance in the background of "Punchinello" in ''The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper Feast", and gets her own poem in the sequel ''The Peacock Party''.

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* The elegant swan ballerina Madame Bella Swanna makes a brief appearance in the background of "Punchinello" in ''The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper Feast", Feast'', and gets her own poem in the sequel ''The Peacock Party''.
1st Jan '18 12:54:08 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Nanny Ogg compares palaces to swans; they look as if they glide gracefully through history, but only because there's a hell of a lot of work going on beneath the surface.

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In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Nanny Ogg compares palaces to swans; they look as if they glide gracefully through history, but only because there's a hell of a lot of work going on beneath the surface.surface.
** ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' has a brief scene where Death visits a swan who is presented as an arrogant noble of the waterfowl world, and is also quick to add that he can break a man's (or AnthropomorphicPersonification's) arm with a blow of his wing.
* The elegant swan ballerina Madame Bella Swanna makes a brief appearance in the background of "Punchinello" in ''The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper Feast", and gets her own poem in the sequel ''The Peacock Party''.
1st Jan '18 12:45:21 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Nanny Ogg compares palaces to swans; they look as if they glide gracefully through history, but only because there's a hell of a lot of work going on beneath the surface.
15th Nov '17 12:36:22 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' is based on the ''Theatre/SwanLake'' ballet. It also has three sequels as of 2012. Interestingly, Odette is a former TomboyPrincess who's still brave and tenacious, so she actually combines the traditional image of swans with their real-life ability to fuck you up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' is based on the ''Theatre/SwanLake'' ballet. It also has three six sequels as of 2012.2017. Interestingly, Odette is a former TomboyPrincess who's still brave and tenacious, so she actually combines the traditional image of swans with their real-life ability to fuck you up.
2nd Nov '17 11:25:41 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Cho Chang, who is noted to be beautiful and graceful even if she is an emotional wreak that year following the murder of her boyfriend, manages to learn how to produce a corporeal Patronus and discovers that hers is a swan, a nice reflection of her beauty and her willingness to fight.
27th Aug '17 3:13:18 AM GhostOfAGeek
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A lot of portrayals of swans in the media paint them as beautiful, peaceful birds, which isn't surprising considering that they're nigh-exclusively herbivorous. That said, however, peaceful they ain't -- thanks to media depictions of them as almost angelic in behavior, not many people realize swans are very territorial birds and that a pissed-off swan will ''[[KillerRabbit mess you up.]]'' Nonetheless, that hasn't stopped folklore and fiction from portraying swans as symbols of purity, because their imagery is very similar to that of angels, and that includes the white feathers, and everyone knows that LightIsGood. They have also been used as symbols of love, due to their monogamous habits and the heart shape their necks make when two swans face each other. Many {{Shapeshifting Lover}}s are swans. The meme of the swan as graceful on the water and somewhat otherworldy has been influential on human minds, specifically those who dwell in riipine cultures: witness the existence of SwanBoats in many cultures.

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A lot of portrayals of swans in the media paint them as beautiful, peaceful birds, which isn't surprising considering that they're [[HerbivoresAreFriendly nigh-exclusively herbivorous.herbivorous]]. That said, however, peaceful they ain't -- thanks to media depictions of them as almost angelic in behavior, not many people realize swans are very territorial birds and that a pissed-off swan will ''[[KillerRabbit mess you up.]]'' Nonetheless, that hasn't stopped folklore and fiction from portraying swans as symbols of purity, because their imagery is very similar to that of angels, and that includes the white feathers, and everyone knows that LightIsGood. They have also been used as symbols of love, due to their monogamous habits and the heart shape their necks make when two swans face each other. Many {{Shapeshifting Lover}}s are swans. The meme of the swan as graceful on the water and somewhat otherworldy has been influential on human minds, specifically those who dwell in riipine cultures: witness the existence of SwanBoats in many cultures.
26th Jul '17 4:31:49 AM AgProv
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A lot of portrayals of swans in the media paint them as beautiful, peaceful birds, which isn't surprising considering that they're nigh-exclusively herbivorous. That said, however, peaceful they ain't -- thanks to media depictions of them as almost angelic in behavior, not many people realize swans are very territorial birds and that a pissed-off swan will ''[[KillerRabbit mess you up.]]'' Nonetheless, that hasn't stopped folklore and fiction from portraying swans as symbols of purity, because their imagery is very similar to that of angels, and that includes the white feathers, and everyone knows that LightIsGood. They have also been used as symbols of love, due to their monogamous habits and the heart shape their necks make when two swans face each other. Many {{Shapeshifting Lover}}s are swans.

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A lot of portrayals of swans in the media paint them as beautiful, peaceful birds, which isn't surprising considering that they're nigh-exclusively herbivorous. That said, however, peaceful they ain't -- thanks to media depictions of them as almost angelic in behavior, not many people realize swans are very territorial birds and that a pissed-off swan will ''[[KillerRabbit mess you up.]]'' Nonetheless, that hasn't stopped folklore and fiction from portraying swans as symbols of purity, because their imagery is very similar to that of angels, and that includes the white feathers, and everyone knows that LightIsGood. They have also been used as symbols of love, due to their monogamous habits and the heart shape their necks make when two swans face each other. Many {{Shapeshifting Lover}}s are swans.
swans. The meme of the swan as graceful on the water and somewhat otherworldy has been influential on human minds, specifically those who dwell in riipine cultures: witness the existence of SwanBoats in many cultures.
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