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Owl Superstitions – Silent Flight

Owl Superstitions – Superstitions

Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality

Many birds are steeped in lore but the owl is a raptor in flight with no shortage of superstitions. Here are five of our favorites:

Owls are famous for their exceptional eyesight and it was thought that you could gain better eyesight from them. In England, the method was to cook owl eggs until they were ash, then incorporate them into a potion. Folklore from India had a more direct method: just eat owl eyes.

Woody-Zombie-Pecker

Woody Zombie Pecker

“Woody Zombie Pecker” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!

Eye of the Sparrow

Eye of the Sparrow