Friday, May 27, 2011

Kei te aroha au i a ruru...

Illustration by Sara Blake

Images from We Heart It.

Maori believe that Hineruru, the Owl Guardian, has the power to protect, warn and advise. As well as appearing at night when someone is about to die, she may announce the imminent arrival of visitors. If she is seen flying ahead or walking along the road, she is usually there as a protector at a time of danger. If she flies straight in front of your path something is wrong. A high piercing call is bad news; an ordinary owl call is good news.

Different cultures believe didn't things but in summary, they all say owls represent wisdom and knowledge. I have a few old wise owls in my family, maybe that's why I am so drawn to them?

1 comment:

  1. I love how you've incorporated some Maori folklore into your blog post. You guys are awesome!


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