The owls They are intriguing birds that have drawn the attention of many different cultures for thousands of years. These unique animals date back to ancient Sumeria, even ancient Egypt. Inanna, who is considered the Sumerian Mother Goddess Queen of Heaven and Earth, is depicted with two owls by her side. Native Americans feared the owl because they considered it unlucky. According to the legends and myths of some tribes, the owl is a symbol that death is near. This can also be considered a metaphor for change or a transition in one's life. In Greek mythology, the goddess Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, was represented as a owl. The Romans believed that someone would reveal all their secrets during sleep if an owl feather was placed near their pillow.
When an owl appears in your dream translating the meaning is not so easy, since it has a positive and a negative symbol. To fully understand the owl one must understand what an owl is. Owls are nocturnal birds that hunt their prey at night. This could translate to the dreamer's darkness, possible wisdom such as can see in the dark. Its cunning and quick ability to hunt down prey such as mice and other insects that can be related to pesky thoughts or annoyances in one's life. This is a flawless predator that is never seen coming as it waits patiently to kill. Death in dreams is translated as endings or new beginnings. As the famous Tao Lao Tzu said, "New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings." Our dreams send us messages through the unconscious to guide and help us along the way. The owl is a good example of this.
Metaphorical Dream Symbolism:
The owl is one of the oldest symbols dating back centuries and still today. The owl is unique to each individual and appears when the student is ready. The owl will act as your guide as you will on your new spiritual journey. When one decides to go within to find peace, one must once face the death of the ego. This can be a very powerful transition in one's life that involves the end or death of his person. The owl and psychic consciousness (third eye) come together as an inner vision that can only be seen by a few.
Facts about owl:
They have the ability to blink like humans. They have a "third eyelid" that sweeps from side to side to help clean and lubricate your eyes.
There are about 200 different species of owls.
Owls are active at night (nocturnal). They are rarely seen during the day.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
Most owls hunt insects, small mammals, and other birds.
Some species of owls hunt fish. This may be related to the spirituality of the dreamer.
Owls have powerful claws (claws) that help them catch and kill prey.
Owls have large eyes and a flat face.
Owls can turn their heads up to 270 degrees.
Owls are farsighted, which means that they cannot see things close to their eyes clearly.