Birds’ feathers are worn as decoration by men and women, often being stuck in the hair or a diadem, or attached to a petasos. Brightly coloured feathers are favoured, because of the significances of colours. Particular types of feathers are sometimes associated with particular types or groups of people; for example members of the //Aotos/// of Samariopolis wear two eagle tail-feathers in their diadems, devotees of Persiflex often wear green parrot-feathers in the Archaic Period and the Classical Period, or huge bonnets of eagle feathers in the Decadent Period.

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