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Owls are a bird that features prominently in the myths and legends of a variety of cultures. These mysterious creatures are known far and wide as symbols of wisdom

There are a number of Native American stories about owls, most of which related to their association with prophecy and divination. The Hopi tribe held the Burrowing Owl as sacred, believing it to be a symbol of their god of the dead.

As such, the Burrowing Owl, called Ko’ko, was a protector of the underworld, and things that grew in the earth, such as seeds and plants. This species of owl actually nests in the ground, and so was associated with the earth itself.

The Inuit people of Alaska have a legend about the Snowy Owl, in which Owl and Raven are making each other new clothes. Raven made Owl a pretty dress of black and white feathers. Owl decided to make Raven a lovely white dress to wear.

However, when Owl asked Raven to allow her to fit the dress, Raven was so excited that she couldn’t hold still. In fact, she jumped around so much that Owl got fed up and threw a pot of lamp oil at Raven. The lamp oil soaked through the white dress, and so Raven has been black ever since.

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Very rare picture of a Native American woman with Owl - Ontario

Responses to "These 15 Stunning Pictures of Owls Will Amaze You"

  1. Absolutely Beautiful, Thanks So Much For Sharing :D

  2. ...it's always a great pleasure to watch your extraordinary postings - thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful pics

  4. Awesome beauty we seldom get to see.

  5. Magnifiques images...!!

  6. Hermoso, hermoso y hermoso.

  7. Unknown says:

    Beautiful and fascinating creatures.

  8. Unknown says:

    It would be helpful if the compiler of these stunning photos would identify the owls.

  9. Amazing shots, beautiful un funny creatures these owls.

  10. moeketiti says:

    Subperbe les images

  11. Anonymous says:

    such an amazing creature. Love the pictures ones you don't get to see often

  12. Tosca Z says:

    Wonderful photographs of these intriguing birds. What eyes some of them have! Magical.

  13. Ann Must says:

    absolutely magnificent! the human world seems so dull compared to this...

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