Owl Dream Symbolism
Owls are intriguing birds that have caught the attention of many different cultures over thousands of years. These unique animal have dated back as far as ancient Sumeria, even to ancient Egypt. Inanna who is considered the Sumerian Mother Goddess Queen of Heaven and Earth is depicted with two owls beside her. The Native Americans feared the owl as they consider it bad luck. According to Native American 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 ones life. In Greek mythology, the Goddess Athena, goddess of the wisdom and war, was represented as an owl. The Romans believed that someone would reveal all their secrets during their sleep if an owl feather was placed near their pillow.
When an owl appears in your dream translating the meaning is not so easy, as it has both a positive and negative symbol attached to it. To fully understand the owl one must understand what is an owl. Owls are nocturnal birds that hunt their prey at night. This might be translated to the darkness of the dreamer, possible wisdom as it can see in the dark. Its cunning and swift ability to hunt prey such as mice and other insects that can be linked to pestering thoughts or annoyances in ones life. This is a flawless predator that you never see coming as it waits patiently to kill. Death in dreams are translated as endings or new beginnings. As famous Tao Lao Tzu said “new beginnings are often disguised as painful endings”. Our dreams send us messages via unconscious to guide us and help us along the way. The owl is a prime example of that.
Dream Metaphoric Symbolism:
The owl is one of the oldest symbols that dates back for centuries and still in modern times. The owl is unique to every individual and appears when the student is ready. The owl will act as your guide as you will be on your new spiritual journey. When one decides to go inwards to find peace once must face death of the ego. This can be a very powerful transition in ones life that imply an ending or death of your persona. The owl and psychic awareness (third eye) come together as inner sight that can only be seen by few.
They have the ability to blink like humans do. They possess a “third eyelid” that sweeps from side to side to help clean and lubricate their eyes.
There are around 200 different owl species.
Owls are active at night (nocturnal). They are rarely seen in the day.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
Most owls hunt insects, small mammals and other birds.
Some owl species hunt fish. This can be related to spirituality for the dreamer.
Owls have powerful talons (claws) which help them catch and kill prey.
Owls have large eyes and a flat face.
Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.
Owls are farsighted, meaning they can’t see things close to their eyes clearly.