The prophetic bird, symbol of magical power, and guardian of the kings of trees.

In Greco-Roman mythology woodpecker is dedicated to Zeus (Jupiter), Ares (Mars), Silvan, Tiore and Triptolemu. Preserved Romulus and Rem. Woodpecker - Aryan bird lightning clouds.

In Christian symbolism - it is the devil and the heresy that undermines the faith and human nature.

For protoistoricheskih American Indians - the bird of war.