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I want you to have a look at this image and tell me its not the spookiest thing you ever did see!
Human forms from an aerial view, making an Owl shape, for Obama!
they even seem to have arranged it so there is visible 'detail' to the picture!
Originally posted by nutglow
it looks a like a man.
[edit on 21-1-2009 by nutglow]
I watched the swearing in of President Obama, like most of you.
I heard: we are no longer doves, we are no longer hawks. We are now owls. Yes, we have now been invited to become owls.
A group of Harvard arms-control experts has divided writers on nuclear weapons policy into hawks, doves and owls. The owls are those who accept deterrence but propose marginal improvements that would prevent unwanted escalation or a mistaken rush to the button.
Owl Symbolism: Perception, Silent Observation, Wisdom, Deception
Many cultures have focused on the dark side of the Owl's symbolism. People have always been suspicious of the Owl because of man's fear of the dark, or night, and those things that might dwell there. In general, the hooting of an Owl is considered a portent of death or bad luck, and it may even prophesize death, as the death of Dido was foretold. It is a medical fact that most people die at night, and for that reason also the Owl has been seen as the messenger of death.
In the Middle East, China, and Japan, the Owl is considered as both a bad omen and an evil spirit.
For Christians the Owl traditionally signifies the Devil, powers of evil, bad news, and destruction.
Similarly, in the Old Testament the Owl is an unclean creature that stands alone as a figure of desolation.
In an Australian Aboriginal myth the Owl is the messenger of bad news.
Yama, the Verdic God of death, sometimes sent out the Owl as his emissary.
Indigenous peoples of the Americas consider the Owl to be the Night Eagle because it is silent and deadly in flight, and is a solitary bird with all-seeing eyes. The Owl is generally regarded as a bird of sorcerers because of its association with--and abilities in--the dark. It symbolizes deception and silent observation because it flies noiselessly. The Owl is feared by peoples who believe that the death warning is in its hoot. In the Navajo belief system, the Owl is the envoy of the supernatural world and earth-bound spirits. The Pawnee understand the Owl as the Chief of the Night and believe that it affords protection. The Cherokee honor the bird as sacred because of its night-time vision, and wish to draw that power to themselves to see in the dark.
In poetry from Homer, an oral tradition of the eighth or seventh century BC, onward, Athena's most common epithet is glaukopis (γλαυκώπις), which usually is translated as, bright-eyed or with gleaming eyes. The word is a combination of glaukos (γλαύκος, meaning gleaming, silvery, and later, bluish-green or gray) and ops (ώψ, eye, or sometimes, face). It is interesting to note that glaux (γλαύξ, "owl") is from the same root, presumably because of the bird's own distinctive eyes. The bird which sees well in the night is closely associated with the goddess of wisdom: in archaic images, Athena is frequently depicted with an owl perched on her head. The olive tree is likewise sacred to her. In earlier times, Athena may well have been a bird goddess, similar to the unknown goddess depicted with owls, wings, and bird talons on the Burney relief, a Mesopotamian terracotta relief of the early second millennium BC.