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22nd Mar '16 1:37:54 PM margdean56
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* The demon Andras, is a man with the head and wings of an owl.

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* The demon Andras, Andras is a man with the head and wings of an owl.



** Most Native cultures in Mexico and the American Southwest consider owls ill-omened -- many of them believed hearing an owl hoot is an omen of death. Though Old Man Owl occasionally does some good in Navajo legends, most owls one might meet are probably shape-shifted ghosts”the related Apache tribe wear owl feathers to keep ghosts away. Even when Old Man Owl does his good deed, it's creepy, considering what he says when given a deer-liver as thanks: "Turn your back, my grandchild, I allow nobody to see me feed."

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** Most Native cultures in Mexico and the American Southwest consider owls ill-omened -- many of them believed hearing an owl hoot is an omen of death. Though Old Man Owl occasionally does some good in Navajo legends, most owls one might meet are probably shape-shifted ghosts”the ghosts. The related Apache tribe wear owl feathers to keep ghosts away. Even when Old Man Owl does his good deed, it's creepy, considering what he says when given a deer-liver as thanks: "Turn your back, my grandchild, I allow nobody to see me feed."



* The Aztec god Tlacolotl was a patron of evil doers, sorcerers and darkness. He is similar to Tezcatlipoca, though, unlike the Smoking mirror, who is the dark half of the Light and cultivates evil so it can be exposed and dealt with, Tlacolotl cultivates [[ForTheEvulz wickedness for the sake of wickedness]]. In the Codex Cospiano, Tlacolotl is represented as a horned owl nesting in a temple as the blind sorcerer god of obstacles, ice and immobility, Itzlacoluihqui. sometimes described as a negative counterpart to Tezcatlipoca, makes an offering of blood and burning incense, apparently in an attempt to blot out the sun. [http://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/english/art/artist/image/mexican-school/8713/16/index.htm#]

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* The Aztec god Tlacolotl was a patron of evil doers, evildoers, sorcerers and darkness. He is similar to Tezcatlipoca, though, unlike though--unlike the Smoking mirror, Mirror, who is the dark half of the Light and cultivates evil so it can be exposed and dealt with, Tlacolotl with--Tlacolotl cultivates [[ForTheEvulz wickedness for the sake of wickedness]]. In the Codex Cospiano, Tlacolotl is represented as a horned owl nesting in a temple as the blind sorcerer god of obstacles, ice and immobility, Itzlacoluihqui. immobility. Itzlacoluihqui, sometimes described as a negative counterpart to Tezcatlipoca, makes an offering of blood and burning incense, apparently in an attempt to blot out the sun. [http://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/english/art/artist/image/mexican-school/8713/16/index.htm#]



* The Welsh myth of Blodeuwedd has the most beautiful woman ever seen created from a field of flowers. But as she is not human, she has no heart, and is therefore faithless to the man who loves her. She is punished for her infidelity by being turned into an owl - in Welsh, the name is derived from the words "flower-faced" - fated to roam the forests by night, and seeing none of the daylight or sunlight that sustains flowers.

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* The Welsh myth of Blodeuwedd has the most beautiful woman ever seen created from a field of flowers. But as she is not human, she has no heart, and is therefore faithless to the man who loves her. She is punished for her infidelity by being turned into an owl - -- in Welsh, the name is derived from the words "flower-faced" - -- fated to roam the forests by night, and seeing none of the daylight or sunlight that sustains flowers.
22nd Mar '16 1:31:23 PM margdean56
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* In [[Creator/RubenEliassen Ruben Eliassen's]] ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' is there a woman surrounded by obscure mystery, some of which reaches WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids standards, she is later revealed to be the mysterious owl who has been following them so far.

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* In [[Creator/RubenEliassen Ruben Eliassen's]] ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' is there is a woman surrounded by obscure mystery, some of which reaches WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids standards, standards; she is later revealed to be the mysterious owl who has been following them so far.
16th Jan '16 7:59:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* The owl-like Goetic demon Stolas appears in AgeOfAquarius Second Edition, in a piece of narrative text about [[MadScientist the Utopists]]. PlayedForLaughs in that they summon him only to pick a feather from his tail, turning him comically angry.
* ''{{Pathfinder}}'' has the syrinx, who are [[FantasticRacism xenophobic]] WickedCultured owl people.

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* The owl-like Goetic demon Stolas appears in AgeOfAquarius TabletopGame/AgeOfAquarius Second Edition, in a piece of narrative text about [[MadScientist the Utopists]]. PlayedForLaughs in that they summon him only to pick a feather from his tail, turning him comically angry.
* ''{{Pathfinder}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has the syrinx, who are [[FantasticRacism xenophobic]] WickedCultured owl people.
13th Jan '16 8:54:16 AM MisterVercetti
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* One of these serves as an enemy in ''VideoGame/OneNightAtFlumptys 2''; it can attack from either vent, requiring the player to figure out which one it's in once it disappears from its usual resting place in order to seal it off.
9th Jan '16 8:10:37 PM LadyJafaria
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Owls are, to put it bluntly, [[NightmareFuel creepy]]. They just are. Perhaps it's because most of them are nocturnal or that they eat cute little mice or that they can spin their heads all the way around[[note]]Not really, but they ''can'' turn their heads further around than most animals (270 degrees total compared to 180 degrees for a human). And then snap their heads around to the other side so quickly you could be forgiven for thinking they'd actually gone 360[[/note]]. It could be those (relatively) gigantic, piercing eyes. Or perhaps it's the sounds they make at night (except for the beating of their wings which are so soft and fluffy you'll never hear a thing. Bad news for rodents), in the dark, when you're in TheLostWoods.

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Owls are, to put it bluntly, [[NightmareFuel creepy]]. They just are. Perhaps it's because most of them are nocturnal or that they eat cute [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute cute]] [[NiceMice little mice mice]] or that they can spin their heads all the way around[[note]]Not really, but they ''can'' turn their heads further around than most animals (270 degrees total compared to 180 degrees for a human). And then snap their heads around to the other side so quickly you could be forgiven for thinking they'd actually gone 360[[/note]]. It could be those (relatively) gigantic, piercing eyes. Or perhaps it's the sounds they make at night (except for the beating of their wings which are so soft and fluffy you'll never hear a thing. Bad news for rodents), in the dark, when you're in TheLostWoods.
6th Jan '16 9:43:14 PM nombretomado
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* Olcadan from the SoulSeries is a man with the head and feet of an owl, and is [[MultiMeleeMaster adept in various weapon styles]].

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* Olcadan from the SoulSeries VideoGame/SoulSeries is a man with the head and feet of an owl, and is [[MultiMeleeMaster adept in various weapon styles]].
7th Dec '15 2:48:13 PM ixfd64
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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1049 SCP-1049]] is an owl that is able to remove the bones of any human subject it attacks, causing their death.
28th Nov '15 4:55:51 PM nombretomado
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* Although he's ultimately friendly, the ancient owl in ''TheSecretOfNimh'' is intensely scary.

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* Although he's ultimately friendly, the ancient owl in ''TheSecretOfNimh'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'' is intensely scary.
26th Nov '15 3:38:11 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/MidnightTides'', book five of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', owls make noticeably frequent appearances. One pattern is certain: they get progressively deader and appear in connection to ReluctantWarrior Trull Sengar and may be a symbol for his growing enstrangement from his people. Owl #1 is seen happily munching on a freshly caught mouse while Trull's world is still alright. Owl #2 has both a bloodied beak and bloodied claws and is seen in hurried flight, at a point where Trull's world is starting to come apart at the seams. He finds owl #3, freshly dead, shortly before realizing how there's no going back, and owl #4, long dead and decaying, is found by his betrothed in her empty house, right about the time everything's clearly gone downhill.
8th Oct '15 8:14:27 AM StFan
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* [[http://fancoredaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/mouse_guard.jpg This cover]] from ''MouseGuard''. The scene itself is even more brutal and awesome.

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* [[http://fancoredaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/mouse_guard.jpg This cover]] from ''MouseGuard''.''ComicBook/MouseGuard''. The scene itself is even more brutal and awesome.



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