The rooster crows at dawn, say some, to remind us of the coming day. In Norse mythology, the crowing of Gullengambi, the golden-headed rooster, warned of the coming apocalypse. The Chinese zodiac honors the rooster as hard working and outspoken. Roosters are splendidly handsome, proudly strutting and preening. Rooster bookends replicate the proud nature of these common yet historically important animals.
To most of us, the rooster is the king of the barnyard, keeping track of his hens as though they were a harem. Keep in mind that without the rooster, the eggs you enjoy for breakfast would not be available. Their importance as a vital part of the human food chain goes back thousands of years. As with most species of birds, male roosters are flashier than the hens. Sporting colorful plumage and an attitude to match, the rooster is a popular character in children’s literature and animation.
As decorative bookends, roosters can add a touch of flash and class to any book collection.