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Echoes of a thirsty owl: death and afterlife in Pre-Islamic Arabic poetry.
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Echoes of a thirsty owl: death and afterlife in Pre-Islamic Arabic poetry.

Author: TE Homerin Affiliation: University of Chicago.
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Journal of Near Eastern studies, 1985 Jul; 44(3): 165-84
Database:From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: TE Homerin Affiliation: University of Chicago.
ISSN:0022-2968
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 114830958
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Themes of death in pre-Islamic literature

by gaither.sarah (WorldCat user published 2009-03-04) Excellent Permalink

In "Echoes of a Thirsty Owl," Homein chronicles the history of owl metaphors in pre-Islamic literature.  Homerin locates the conception of owl imagery in archetypal associations of death with the night, darkm and unknown.  being nocturnal, the owl works at night.  Thus, these connections...
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