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Owls are one of the oldest species in existence. Dating back over 60 million years their drawing has been found in caves. Maybe this is why so many cultures from all over the world has some type of legends about what an owl represents
owls have been revered and feared thru out time they still carry a mystic power with them today.
In Greece, the owl is symbols of good luck where the Romans saw owls as omens of depending disaster. They also believed hearing a hoot owl would be imminent death. With Roman beliefs if they saw and owl this meant defeat.
Where in the American Indians tribes
each tribe believed the owl represented different meanings. Some of the tribes
believed the owl predicted sickness and death. Where other tribes saw them as
protective sprits and they believed souls of living or departed people. The
Hopis Indians thought of the owls to be their god of the dead.
Now the British and the Welsh both believed if they hear and owl between the houses and unmarried lost her virginity. The Welsh also believed if a pregnant woman heard an owl, her baby would be blessed.