Among the more beautiful and symbolic of all flying insects, buteerflies have been a source of inspiration and artistic depiction since ancient times. Butterflies appear in many sizes and colors, and migrate long distances during their lifetimes.
The ancient Greek term for "butterfly" is "psyche", which translatesinto "soul" or "mind". In Chinese culture, two butterflies dipicted together symbolize love and affection. In many cultures, butterflies symbolize rebirth or renewal, due to their transmogrification from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.
It is often said that it is good luck to have a butterfly land on you.