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A WISE OLD OWL

A wise old owl lived in an oak

The more he saw the less he spoke

The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?

Owls are one of the oldest species of vertebrate animal in existence, fossils have been found dating back 60 million years, showing the bird to have changed very little in that time and they are one of the few birds that have been found in prehistoric cave paintings.

In ancient Greece, owls were often seen as a symbol of good fortune. The idea of the ‘wise old owl‘ may have come into being from the association of the Little Owl with the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athene.

In contrast, the Romans saw owls as omens of impending disaster.

Hearing the hoot of an owl indicated an imminent death, it is thought that the deaths of many famous Romans was predicted by the hoot of an owl, including Julius Caesar, Augustus & Agrippa.

To ward off the evil caused by an owl, it was believed that the offending owl should be killed & nailed to the door of the affected house.

In India, there were beliefs about events predicted by the number of owl hoots:

  • 1 time = impending death
  • 2 times = success in imminent venture
  • 3 times = woman will be married into the family
  • 4 times = disturbance
  • 5 times = imminent travel
  • 6 times = guests arriving
  • 7 times = mental distress
  • 8 times = sudden death
  • 9 times = good fortune

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ 10 TIMES=  THE OWL IS VERY VERY VERY HUNGRY!!! ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶

(can’t help but to add in this for fun…lol…)

Read more at: http://www.pauldfrost.co.uk/intro_o2.html

A Wise Owl: I am not a proud bird.

A Proud Peacock: It is good to stay humble.

A Wise Owl: Yeah…I am wise enough to know that I cannot be too proud.

A Proud Peacock: …………

Maybe it might be the very serious look on the owl’s face that gave people the idea that the owl was wise, unfortunately, the owl is not a wise animal and in fact, for its size, the owl has a small brain and is not as smart as geese, crows, and ravens.

Wise or not wise, here’s a video of some true facts about the owl to share with you lovely souls out there.

Enjoy reading and watching!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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