Posts Tagged ‘ghost tales’

Owl Light, my next book, now contains stories and poems. I’ve sent the manuscript off to Editor Katie of Cold Moon Press, and await her comments. A little darker in tone than The Greener Forest, this collection includes fantasy stories, ghost tales, and a science fiction piece that reads like fantasy.

I thought I’d share more owl facts, folklore, legends, and superstitions which I came across in my research. First, an owl fact: A group of owls is called a parliament.

12 Bells large Second, an owl folklore tidbit:  Athena, the ancient Greek Goddess of Wisdom, chose a Little Owl (Athene noctua) as her favorite bird.  So it’s no surprise the wise Little Owl kept an eye on commerce from one side of Athenian silver tertradrachm coins.

Third, a scrap of literary words from A.A. Milne of Winnie the Pooh fame: “Owl is the grand and rather clever old man of the forest. He can also spell Tuesday.” – A.A. Milne

And lastly, a reminder: The biggest threat nowadays to owls are humans. Educate yourself, your family & friends about owls, preserve their habitat, watch use of poisons, and don’t believe all the negative folklore.

If you missed the 1st “Owl Notes,” you can scroll back a few blogs, or just hit this link: https://vonniewinslowcrist.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/owl-notes/

Update: Owl Light is now available from Amazon and elsewhere.

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