Vidofnir is a rooster that sits atop of Mimameith, a tree which may be parallel to Yggdrasil in Norse Mythology. He is golden in color, and shines like thunderstorms; being essentially immortal, he watches over the integrity of the human world, along with being the symbol for sun and fire. Him crowing at dawn signifies the victory of light over darkness and vigilance, therefore making him a symbol of a "returning life", and the Germans consider him a spiritual guide.
"A shining rooster in Norse lore that sits at the top of Yggdrasil, the World Tree. Its name means "tree snake" and it releases light atop Yggdrasil. By basking in that light, Yggdrasil floats into the sky."