I focused on owls for my research methodology project.
I looked at their symbolism in various cultures and their association with witches. They are thought to be messengers of witches, and it's also believed that witches themselves can turn into owls. They symbolize wisdom and foresight and are thought to be keepers of secrets and knowledge. Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and strategy, had an owl as her symbol. According to myth, an owl would sit on her blind side, so that she could see the whole truth.