A Parliament of Owls



In the palaeolithic caves of southern France the remains of snowy owls have been found, showing signs not of butchery, but preservation.  In the Grotte Chauvet in the Ardèche region, there is a carving of an owl. It seems we have always been entranced by these birds. Harbingers of death, night creatures on eerily silent wings, associated with moonlight and darkness and cries in the churchyard but also bringers of wisdom, sacred to Athena, beautiful and otherworldly.

Tawny Owl 2

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