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Rachel Warren Chadd is a writer and editor with a publishing collective called 3REDCARS. Her most recent book, which she co-authored with Marianne Taylor, is Birds: Myth, Lore & Legend, published by Bloomsbury in August this year. She has long been interested in myths and legends and has greatly enjoyed exploring how avian traits have influenced cultural beliefs across the world

For millennia and across the world, the egg has been a powerful symbol, representing the earth, fertility and resurrection.