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Hoo'd Have Thought? A Magical Ancient Owl Background

Jul 14 2011 - 5:30am

The below video is evidence enough of just how darn cute owls are, and Harry Potter's pet owl, Hedwig, proved to be the most loyal of all owls. Adorableness aside, do you know why the nocturnal creatures are icons of wisdom in folklore? While in the Harry Potter movies, Hogwarts students could opt to bring owls [1] to their dormitories, their legends go much further back through the ages.

Click through the break for magical owl legends dating back to ancient times.


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http://www.petsugar.com/pets/History-Owls-18288905