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Owl
, among the Zuni and Keres Pueblo
people, the owl is respected as the guise of
departed, wise elders and leaders' spirits. A
silent hunter, the owl is connected with
darkness and night as well as keen eyes and
skillful hunting. Among most other cultures,
the owl is considered a bad omen, portending
death.
Eagle
, the master of the sky, is considered a
carrier of prayers. Many Indian Nations
honor this bird as possessing courage,
wisdom, and a special connection to the
creator. This is often confused with the
"thunderbird" image concept. Eagle is also a
Directional Protector(the Sky) spirit, and an
image associated with spirits and visions