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Butterfly Chrismons

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The ancient Greek word for butterfly (psyche) literally means soul or mind.

In folk art the butterfly signifies metamorphosis, grace and light. In many cultures the spiritual attributes of butterflies include transformation, acceptance of change and rebirth.

Print and color these butterfly images with traditional colors of white and gold, use as patterns for making beaded ornaments for holy holidays.

Butterflies and moths are classified under the scientific name Lepidoptera. Pronunciation "Leh-pih-DOP-ter-ra". The super family for true butterflies is called: Papilionoidea. There are three superfamilies of butterflies, skippers, and moths. Over 180,000 species of Lepidoptera have been discovered in 128 families and 47 super families.