Through pop culture references, like Winnie the Pooh, and through folklore, owls are closely associated with wisdom. Rather than intellectual wisdom, though, owls are connected with the wisdom of the soul. Owls are also often seen as mysterious, mostly because many owls are strictly nocturnal and humans have always found night to be full of mystery and the unknown. Owls live within the darkness, which includes magic, mystery, and ancient knowledge. Related to the night is the moon, which owls are also connected to. It becomes a symbol of the feminine and fertility, with the moon’s cycles of renewal.