I have my first Golden Owl!
It's for the Navajo course, which is probably the shortest ever, but still, I'm happy!
Be very afraid of that Navajo owl. In Navajo myths, owls are one of the creatures that helps witches and evil spirits do their dirty deeds. In many of the indigenous American tribes hearing the hoot of an owl is an omen that someone will die.
Hopefully, a Golden Owl is different...but caution is still strongly advised.
Living in Vietnam, I found a lot of people believe that the hoot of an owl, or even seeing one, is bad luck. A person I know very well told me her first husband told her about seeing an owl and that he would die soon. Not too long after that, they were on a motorbike and a car hit them head on. He died soon after and she was in the hospital for 3 months.
Point taken. They are quite dangerous. Just about everyone I know, including me, have been involved in motorbike collisions with other vehicles and people. One left me with a scar that looks like a map of Vietnam. But if I heard the hoot of an owl there, the next day I would stay home to mainly prevent any kind of self-fulfilling prophecy from happening.
Ancient Greek legends, like the Goddess Athena, was portrayed with an owl on her shoulder. Owls seen as guardians of the night and wise in their pursuit. In India they are a symbol of foolishness and frivolity.
I bet that I could Identify what part of the world a stranger was from by asking one simple question: What does the owl represent to you?
No, it doesn't work like that. Golden Owl appears when you unlocked all the skills and got at least 1 crown in each of them. So, after getting the Golden Owl, there is still a room for improvement - to get more crowns and to get on the higher levels. But getting a Gold Owl is nevertheless a great achievement!
Not really, haha. Navajo is very different from any language I'm familiar with. I feel like with most words, I'm still at that point where I recognize them as the translation of a specific English word, but I'm not able to write them out without making many mistakes.