And some fun owl facts:
- Owls are a symbol of the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, and gained respect for their ability to see at night, despite the darkness. Homer's poetic reference to Athena as "bright-eyed" may also be the most obvious link to the wide-eyed owl often depicted perched on her shoulder.
- The respect for owls in ancient Greece was taken so seriously that their likeness was used on early monetary coins called "Owls."
- Ancient Romans believed an owl's hoot warned of an imminent death, and was said to have been heard before Julius Caesar's death.
- It is said that owls also became associated with witchcraft because like owls, witches can see that which is hidden to others.