The Owl is associated with lightning (because it brightens the night) and with the drum (because it breaks the silence).
Placing Owl effigies in each corner of the home protect it against lightning.
The Owl is a symbol of Too much Yang (positive, masculine, bright, active energy).
The Owl motif appears in Early Chinese pottery and metal works.
The Fu Hao owl-shaped Zun from the late Shang Dynasty is locaed at the National Museum of China, Beijing
It was excavated in 1976 from the tomb of Fu Hao, Anyang, Henan Province.
This bronze wine vessel with the design of owl, a ferocious bird, belongs to those with bird and beast designs.
The whole vessel uses thunder pattern as the background, the beak and breast carry cicada pattern, the two sides of the neck carry the Kui pattern (Kui is a legendary dragon with one horn and one foot), the wings carry snake pattern and the tail has the design of a flying owl.
The whole piece has rich, delicate and diverse patterns.
In appearance, this owl looks solemn and powerful with its two legs and tail form a triangle support the vessel.
The shape is firm and lifelike. It is a perfect combination of plane and three-dimensional designs.
Inside the vessel’s mouth are two inscribed characters “Fuhao”, the name of a woman.
The oracle inscriptions during the reign of the King Wuding of the Shang Dynasty have many records about this woman.
Being the wife of the king, Fuhao involved herself in major state affairs, participated in wars, and presided over sacrificial ceremonies.
She led troops to conquer many parts of the country, thus enjoying an illustrious status and being a legendary figure,