Did you know:
– to Ancient Greeks and Indonesians, owls were a symbol of wisdom.
– to Native Americans, owls brought dreams to those who slept.
– to Africans, owls were associated with bad witchcraft and sorcery.
– to Chinese, owls were horrendous creatures that ate their own mothers.
– to Indians, owl flesh was an aphrodisiac.
– to Arabians, owls carried away their children in the night.
– to Aborigines, owls represented the souls of women. Was that good or bad?
– to Hebrews, owls represented misery and uncleanliness.
– to Samoans, owls were their ancestors.
– to Chinese, Germans, and English, owls protected against lightening (whilst eating their own mothers?).
– to British, owl stew was a cure against whooping cough, and powdered owl eggs improved eyesight (whereas Indians had to eat owl’s eyes).
– to Peruvians, boiled owl cured every ailment.
– and to Yorkshire folk, owls represented good luck. I’m feeling rather proud to be one quarter Yorkshireman right now.
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