Cock is the symbol of pride because of his appearance. He is also the symbol of the Sun because he wakes everybody up in the morning, he is the one who announces the rise of the Sun and greets the Sun. As the symbol of emerging light he is a particular attribute of Apollo.  Together with lamb and eagle, cock is also a symbol of Christ but this attribute is more or less related to his solar symbolism: light and resurrection. Like a Messiah the cock announces the day coming after the night, the light emerging after the darkness. He is also present on the towers of churches and cathedrals. This symbolizes the vigilance of soul attentive to perceive the first signs of clarity of the spirit in the darkness of night. The cock is a masonic symbol as well meaning the vigilance and the advent of the initiatory light. It corresponds to the alchemical mercury.