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Owl of my youth

Owls are a symbol of silent and swift movement, seeing behind masks, keen sight, messenger of secrets and omens, shape-shifting, link between the dark, unseen world and the world of light, comfort with shadow self, moon magick, freedom, silent wisdom, nocturnal vision, healing powers, magical detachment, change, the mystery of magic, the arts, watchfulness, night magick, truth, patience. Owls are sacred to Athena, the Greek Goddess of learning. Owls were also depicted on some forms of Greco-Roman coins, giving it symbolism connected with status, intelligence and wealth. Egyptian, Celtic and Hindu all associate the owl with the underworld and protectors of the dead. Therefore the Owl is ruler of the night and seer of souls.

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