The Swallow is a good omen. It‘s a symbol for change and the safe ending of a long journey.
Ever since mankind first conquered the ocean, the swallow has always been an emblem of the maritime tradition. The tradition started in the British navy. Sailors adorned themselves with swallow tattoos under the superstition, they would return home safely.
If a tattooed sailor drowns, swallows would come after him and lift his soul to heaven.
If you follow the swallow when you‘re lost on the open sea, it guides you back to the safe mainland.