I Heard the Owl Call My Name
If an owl happened to be hooting at the time of death, it was certain that the owl was watching for the soul of the dying man. Owl feathers were always given to a dying person to help him into the next world.
Description of a Pima Indian practice in
Zoo of the Gods: Animals in Myth, Legend & Fable
by Anthony S. Mercantante, 1974.
Ⓒ The Susan Eleanor Boulet Trust (illustration)