The Definition and Meaning of the goose as a Religious Christian Symbol - Allegory and Moral
The Meaning of geese as a Religious Christian Symbol together with the Allegory / Moral detailed in the Bestiary is as follows: Geese can smell the odor of man better than any other animal can. The allegory is therefore that the goose can signify men who are prudent and knows of other men by their good or bad reputation. As the cackling of a goose is a warning of strangers this can be interpreted as warning the community of disruption by the wicked.
The definition and the meaning of Symbols or Icon in early religious art forms. A Catholic sign or icon, such as the Geese 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 Geese 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.