But some scientists do not recognize popular belief about incorruptibility of meat for the sole, and they assume that the circle, formed by peacock’s tail, had to this influence because and circle, and the snake, circularly located, indicated immortality. Even form of tail is assigned the very origin of the Greek name ταώς (peacock). Ancient Greeks likened the figure of peacock’s tail to stars or to eyes; its golden circles on blue background of remaining feathers easily could direct to such comparison, which brought Greeks to the dedication of this bird to Juno, the goddes of sky and the goddes of stars, why Ovidius is called the peacock: «Junonis volucrum quae cauda sidera portat» (Metamorph. XV, 385).
As a result of the same understanding, with deification (consecratio) of Roman empresses allowed peacockes to raise their souls to the bosom of Juno as the goddes of stars. That is why on the medals in the honor of these rites empress is depicted as that sitting on the peacock, that raises her to sky. The inscription – «sideribus recepta» - completely corresponding to this value. With deification of emperors the eagle, dedicated to Jupiter, substituted peacock. Emperor Adrian place gold peacock with precious stone in temple Juno (Pausanias 1. II. Cap. 17).
All researchers of the Christian antiquities consider peacock in the Christian symbolism for the symbol of the resurrection: «Sunt qui (pavonem) resurrectionis symbolum esse arbitrentur. Quorum sane etsi veteruin patrum auctoritate non constet, tamen nulla satis gravi ratione reprobari potest, sententia» (Origenis III. Р. 98). Furthermore, Christians focused special attention on legend about incorruptibility of peacock’s meat. To this perhaps were directed their words of Apostle Paul (1 Kor.15, 53). This legend was so positively accepted that St. Augustin said: «Deus creator omnium dedit carni pavonis mortui ne putresceret» (De civit. Dei. Lib. XXI).
This formula «in pace», as we frequently saw, embraces all values, which are contained in the images, which seemingly they supplement by its words – «in pace fidei resurrecturm». Peacock on the branch make the same sense – «in pace fidei resurrecturm» as one can see in the votive crown of Emperor Leo VI (886-912).