What Does the Owl Symbolize for Egyptians?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 11:36:34 PM ET
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Owls are associated with death in Egypt. Specifically, ancient Egyptians believed that owls protected spirits as they passed from one world to another. Although some see this relationship as negative, the ancient Egyptians honored the owl.

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