Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Screech Owl

Thanks to all who viewed and bid on the painting

Screech Owl
This painting is 7 x 5", oil on board, unframed


Throughout history the owl has had supernatural powers in many different cultures. The Chinese believed that owls would steal your soul and death was near. In Italy if an owl is heard outside the home of someone who is sick, he will be dead in three days. Pregnant women in France who hear the shriek of an owl will give birth to a girl. In Wales if a young woman hears an owl, she is about to lose her virginity. Some North American Indian tribes believed eating an owl's eye would help them see at night. In times of disease and famine, the Japanese would place pictures of owls on their houses in hopes that their home would be spared.

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