posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 03:39 PM
Originally posted by theAnswer1111
reply to post by KilgoreTrout
There are about three references to Owls being associated with knowledge. The rest are, death, destruction, underworld, witches, curses, danger
towards children and bad luck. In my opinion, that's creepy and foretelling.
Those are very brief overviews and not particularly informative of what application the owl is used for in those circumstances... The owl could as
easily be used a protective amulet in those instances, used as guidance in such circumstances etc. You are making assumptions based on very limited
information, besides, when dealing with any difficulty, shouldn't we employ wisdom? Perhaps that is all that we are seeing here.
It is all too easy to assume the worst, especially when our frame of reference is restricted. The owl is often associated with death, but the
ancients often as not saw death as a very natural progression, not something to be resisted and fought against. In fact, in many ways, they had a
much healthier attitude to it than we do, so that the owl is associated in many cultures with death and danger would, to me, suggest to me that they
understood the inevitability of it and encouraged acceptance of demise through wisdom. It is perhaps more exciting to realise that this is a
universal symbol, indicative of our shared origins, rather than something for the superstitious to fear and loathe.