In China, the pheasant plays an important role in mythology. The cock is a symbol of cosmic harmony, and the call of the hen is related to Ch'en (thunder) in the! Ching. The roofs of pagodas are shaped like the wings of flying pheasants. The pheasant is a symbol of happiness and contentment. Consequently, it's a sign of good fortune in the near future to see a pheasant in your dreams. Pheasants also aid self-understanding and awareness.