It is also associated with Conversion to the Christian faith from a pagan being to a civilised Christian being - casting aside his old way of life and takes on the form of a new man. The falcon also symbolizes freedom from slavery referring to a falcon which escapes his master's hand and flies free into the wind.
Reference to the Falcon Christian Symbol in the Bible
The following reference is made in the Bible:
Job 28:7 The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.
The definition and the meaning of Symbols or Icon in early religious art forms. A Catholic sign or icon, such as the Falcon Christian Symbol, is an object, character, figure, or color used to represent abstract ideas or concepts - a picture that represents an idea. A religious icon, such as the Falcon Christian Symbol, is an image or symbolic representation with sacred significance. The meanings, origins and ancient traditions surrounding Christian symbols date back to early times when the majority of ordinary people were not able to read or write and printing was unknown. Many were 'borrowed' or drawn from early pre-Christian traditions.