Sunday, November 27, 2011

Owl Animal Symbolism

The owl is one of the most mystery and secretly symbol. Its image is holy in a lot of cultures, and, in fact there is one of the few bird which appeared in cave painting.

It is considers a protector of bad luck and if a person has evil eye. Besides, it protect your home of negative energy if you have owl’s figure.

The owl is sacred to the Greek goddess of learning, Athena and is even depicted on some Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and of course, wealth.

In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, and a protection of the dead.

In this light the owl was leader of the night and seer of souls. A confusion of this necessary relationship gave the owl some negative associations with death.

It should be clear that the owl was honored as the keeper of spirits who had passed from one plane to another. Often myth indicates the owl accompanying a spirit to the underworld - winging it's recently free soul from the physical world into the realm of spirit.

During medieval times in western and central Europe it was fabled that owls were actually witches and magician dress-up. To this day the owl is considered a witch's familiar (an animal soul-spirit linked to a spiritual person by a unique, communicative tie).

          Iratxe and Lucía

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