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Several surviving mosaics show that the ancient Greeks represented the goddess Psyche ("soul") with having butterfly wings.
The greek name for a butterfly was itself ψυχή (psyche) "soul".
Both the Greeks and the Romans represented the souls of deceased loved ones with butterflies.
We also find this in Japan, where butterflies represent the personification of a person's soul.
Across the globe we can find girls being given the name "butterfly" in their native language.
As far as translations go we can look to Chou and Chouko "butterfly child" in Japanese, Flutura in Albanian, Kelebek in Turkish and Parvana / Parvaneh in Persian.



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