Lord of the Flies Picture

Flies have been depicted in mythology and literature. In the Biblical fourth plague of Egypt, flies represent death and decay.

Myiagros was a god in Greek mythology who chased away flies during the sacrifices to Zeus and Athena.

In the traditional Navajo religion, Big Fly is an important spirit being.

Emily Dickinson's 1955 poem "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died" also makes reference to flies in the context of death.

"The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist" Chap. 11 Lord of the Flies
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