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This week on the podcast, we’re mixing it up; join me for a flight of fancy as I explore the legend and lore associated with the owl.

I know my listeners really give a hoot about true crime and unsolved mysteries. But this week, I fancy something a bit different. Let’s discuss the legend and lore of the owl, quite possibly my spirit animal.


Over the past few months, I’ve really begun to feel something stirring inside me. Usually, that means a trip to the doctor, but this time it was different.

I don’t get a lot of feelings towards things, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a “connection” with anything either. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, I had the sudden urge to look up owls and everything associated with them. I believe a connection was made.

Perhaps it started nearly a decade ago when I left work and, perched upon a telephone pole in the parking lot near my car, was a big ol’ snowy owl. It was the middle of a snow storm, but there he was, clear as day.

So that’s where this week’s episode comes into play. I wanted to look at any sort of myths, legends, and folklore associated with owls. From Europe and Africa to the indigenous peoples of North America, the owl has played a role in their legends and culture.

From representing wisdom to death and despair, back to wisdom again, the symbolism of owls has gone through quite the evolution. Let’s discuss!


Ominous Origins

Welcome to the Ominous Origins Podcast, a Horror Shots production. If you were previously a fan of the Horror Shots Podcast, this is the same great show with the same compelling content focused on myth, mysterious creatures, unexplained events, spooky stories — and even some of the strangest and most disturbing true crime stories. As always, our goal is to entertain, but also to enlighten with short, well-researched episodes on a variety of fascinating topics.

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