平和 (Heiwa) by gavincci

平和 (Heiwa)

Peace in Japanese is Heiwa.

Dove & Olive Branch

In Judaism and Christianity an olive branch is a sign for peace. The Torah and the Old Testament describe a story in which a dove was released by Noah after the Great Flood in order to find land. The dove came back carrying an olive branch in its beak, proof for Noah that the tumultuous waters of the Great Flood were receding, and humans could soon resume a normal life.
(Book of Genesis 8:11).

In Greek tradition, olive branches represent peace.

The plant was considered sacred to the ancient goddess of wisdom and defensive warfare, Athena.

Defeated Roman armies displayed olive branches as a white flag to indicate surrender.

The motif can also represent "hope for peace" and even a peace offering from one man to another, as in the phrase "extend an olive branch".


Fridden, Luxemburgish
Der Frieden, German
La Paix, French
Achukma, Choctaw
Mír Bosnian, Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Croatian, Czech, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Ukrainian
Shalom, Hebrew
Heiwa, Japanese
Salam, Arabic
La Paz, Spanish
La Pace Italian, Romanian
Peace, English
A Paz Galician, Portuguese
Alaáfía, Yoruba
Amaithi, Tamil
Amaní, Swahili
Aman Malay, Urdu
Amniat, Pashto
Ashtee, Farsi
Asomdwee, Twi-Akan
Aylobaha, Gafuleya Chontal
Bake, Basque
Barish, Turkish
Béke, Hungarian
Boóto, Mongo-Nkundu
Búdech, Palauan
Chibanda, Ila
Däilama, Sa'a
Damai, Indonesian
Diakatra, Maranao
Dodolimdag, Papago/Pima
eace-pay, Pig Latin
Echnahcaton, Munsterian
Ets'a'an Olal, Maya
'Éyewi Nez, Perce
Fandriampahalemana, Malgache
Filemu, Samoan
Fois Scots, Gaelic
Fred Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Friður ,Icelandic
Goom-jigi, Buli
Gúnnammwey, Carolinian
Hasîtî, Kurdish
Hau, Tahitian
Hedd, Welsh
Hmethó, Otomi
Hoa Bình, Vietnamese
Ilifayka, Koasati
Innaihtsi'iyi, Blackfoot
Iri'ni, Greek
Írq, Amharic
Ittimokla, Alabama
Kagiso, Setswana
Kalilíntad, Magindanaon
Kapayapaan, Tagalog Filipino
K'é, Navajo
Kev Thajyeeb Nyab Xeeb Hmong Daw
Khanhaghutyun, Armenian
Khotso, Sesotho
Kiñuiñak, Northwest Alaska Inupiat Inuktitut
Kiba-kiba, Rapanui
Kunammwey, Chuuk
Kupia Kumi Laka Miskito
Kutula, Fanagolo
'Kwam, Sa Lao
La Paqe, Albanian
La Patz, Aranés
La Pau, Catalán
Lapé Haitian, Creole
Layéni, Zapoteco
Li-k'ei, Tlingit
Linew, Manobo
Lùmana, Hausa
Mabuhay, Tagalog
Maluhia, Hawaiian
Meleilei, Ponapean
Melino, Tonga
Miers, Latvian
Mina, Wintu
Mtendere Chewa, Nyanja
Muka-muka, Ekari
Musango, Duala
Mutenden, Bemba
Nabad -Da, Somali
Nanna Ayya Chickasaw
Ñerane'i, Guaraní
Nimuhóre, Ruanda
Nirudho, Pali
Nye, Ntomba
Olakamigenoka, Abenaqui
Paçi, Maltese
Paco, Esperanto
Pax, Latin
Pingan, Chinese
Pokój , Polish, Slovak
Pyong'hwa, Korean
Rahu, Estonian
Rangima'arie, Maori
Rauha, Finnish
Rerdamaian, Indonesian
Rukun, Javanese
Saanti, Nepali
Sai Gaai Òh Pìhng Yue
Santipap, Thai
Saq, Uighur
Shîte, Tibetan
Shanti Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Sholim, Yiddish
Síocháin, Irish
Sìth, Gaelic
Soksang, Khmer
Solh Dari, Persian
Sonqo, Tiaykuy Quechua
Sulh, Turkish
Taika, Lithuainian
Tecócatú ,Nhengatu
Thayu, Gikuyu
Tsumukikatu, Comanche
Tuktuquil, Usilal Kékchí
Tutkiun, North Alaska Inuktitut
Udo, Igbo
Ukuthula, Zulu
Uvchin, Mapudungun
Uxolo, Xhosa
Vrede Afrikaans, Dutch
Wâki Ijiwebis-I, Algonquin
Wetaskiwin, Cree
Wolakota, Lakhota
Wôntôkóde, Micmac
Wo'okeyeh, Sioux
Very creative. Peace to you.
August 12th, 2010  
Good gosh--you outdid yourself! I want to memorize that list.
August 12th, 2010  
I sure hope you paste and copied all that, Wow! It is a great motif and would make a nice tattoo. Great photo with an awesome overlay. Nice job.
August 12th, 2010  
love it great job
August 12th, 2010  
Love it Jaydee!
August 12th, 2010  
galing talga! ganda ganda ganda!
August 12th, 2010  
great shot Jaydee!!
August 12th, 2010  
your pictures are always so clever and creative and cool and cute (all c's) i like how you shared the different ways you can say the word "peace". a very great entry for the theme.

di pa gawa yung flash ko e. heehee. pero at least gumagana yung external flash. di ko naman kailangan ng built-in palagi. i try to shoot outside para natural light =)
August 12th, 2010  
this is wonderful
August 12th, 2010  
August 12th, 2010  
MABUHAY!!! funny I never knew this meant PEACE also - I really need to catch up with my TAGAALOG.... hahahahaha

jaydee, love this.... would make a great tattoo.... hmmmmmmmmm...
August 12th, 2010  
i want this also for my tattoo..can i?(i'm serious.jaydee...pls..)
August 12th, 2010  
peace be with you...:)
August 12th, 2010  
nice theme entry....
August 12th, 2010  
Love this!
August 12th, 2010  
Wow, this is just amazing. I love this shot, and how you included all the different ways to say "peace"...Very cool!
August 12th, 2010  
Peace be with you ;)
August 12th, 2010  
this is really a wonderful photo. great job. thanks for the comment
August 12th, 2010  
Mir, Jaydee!!! ;-))) Such a cool photo!! When I saw the theme, my first though was the Dove and the Olive branch - I love the way you incorporated the imagery!

Jaydee, you are amazing!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the birthday wishes and the thread you started!!!! You just made my heart melt!!! I am beaming with happiness and I am sure it will be a wonderful birthday!!! Thank you so much my wonderful friend!!!! ;-))) Hugs and big smiles to you!!! ;-))
August 12th, 2010  
Wonderfully creative!
August 12th, 2010  
~ thanks BRAD , peace be with you too ... =)

~ haha thanks faerieMoon . =)

~ you got it ALL right rick! ... thanks....

~ thanks to christina, becky, dennis and rebecca .... =)

~ thanks rainee....sana maayos na yung flash mo....minsan dahil yan sa incompatibility ng brand. may flash man o wala, your portraits always amazes me.... =)

~ thanks lori and fr. Joel

~ thanks rudi, MABUHAY means "long live" ! lols, sometimes it means like welcome, hello, greatings...

~ @ joe - SURE! y not.... by d way that one is photoshop enhanced.... =)

~ thanks allan , nicole ... =)

~ PEACE be with you too Barry! =)

~ seung , THANKS!

~ surprise! surprise SLAVA! hehe ... and THANKS! happy birthday again.... =)

~ thanks @ bill =)
August 12th, 2010  
This is awesome, great shot!!
August 12th, 2010  
thanks sooo much tracy!!! =)
August 12th, 2010  
lol I like the Comanche way to say peace :)
August 12th, 2010  
Tsumukikatu :)
August 12th, 2010  
This is so cute.
August 12th, 2010  
Fab, Jaydee!
August 12th, 2010  
La Paix, beautiful shot!
August 12th, 2010  
thanks lauren......

thanks phil...

thanks adrienne

thanks pat

August 13th, 2010  
love it... and a fav!
August 13th, 2010  
Jaydee, you are the coolest! peace out, bro!
August 13th, 2010  
thanks carol =)

thanks laura.... =)
August 13th, 2010  
Great shot and lovely message
August 13th, 2010  
thanks janina... =)
August 13th, 2010  
Amazing! I hoped someone would post up a picture of a dove with its olive branch. I grew up knowing this symbol but couldn't find a way to portray it here. You are so creative and have given so much trouble to finding your commentary. Peace to you.
August 13th, 2010  
Nice composition! Great concept Jaydee!
August 13th, 2010  
thanks cherrill =)
thanks james... =)
August 13th, 2010  
August 13th, 2010  
this is sweet!
August 13th, 2010  
Absolutely beautiful project of words and image! I don't want to offend, and i wouldn't say this except for the fact that joe mullin wants to use this design for a tattoo: The bird you have depicted is not a dove. it is a swallow which is used in tattoo art a lot because sailors used to get a swallow tattoo since swallows always return to the same nest each year, and was a talisman to ensure that the sailor found his way home. What makes a swallow different from a dove is the tail. swallows have a "scissor " tail and doves have a regular tail.
August 14th, 2010  
thanks rob!

thanks justin!

thanks gayle . joe was just kiddin' ... haha , re with your observation, i composed this as a piece, using photoshop. regarding with the bird, thanks for your (FYI) , the branch is not even an "OLIVE BRANCH" ...either, but as a composition, il stand for what ive created.... quite an eye you have there.... and i like it.... PEACE!
August 14th, 2010  
Fun and creative! Like Gayle I immediately noticed the swallow too as I knew a lot of Navy guys in my stint in the service. Good to know Joe was kidding as it would be a bummer to get that ink'd :). You get kudos from me for creativity though! Nice job.
August 14th, 2010  
thanks matt.... =)
August 14th, 2010  
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