The Owl Totem - So much myth and legend surrounds the mighty Owl that it is impossible to list them all with any brevity. The Native Americans associate the Owl with magic, astral travel, and clairvoyance. They have the power to see what is unseen. Shaman, witches and sorcerers were very fond of the Owl as a totem and spiritual guide. Owls are said to be able to see through deception to the truth contained beneath the lies.
Uli Nana Pono Uli as ``Uli `a naSome of the priests and priestesses of old Hawaii referred to the goddess` na,'' ``The peaceful Flame of Serenity,''`The Serene Woman,'' ``The Lady of Peace,'' ``Goddess of Serenity,'' ``Goddess of Peace.'' Many called Uli ``Na Wahine o Na Lani,'' ``The Peaceful Lady,'' ``The Queen of Peace,'' ``The Serene Woman of the Tranquil Heavens.''
Sketch of Breuil's drawing, commonly called "The Sorcerer.". Though criticized in recent years by archaeologists, it represents to me a growing awareness of pre-Christian European religious traditions. I copied this as a 5th grader, doing my rendition on sandpaper, and it was my first "call of the wild lord," at least the first I can clearly remember, other than a general early love of the natural world. - J.