The Hawaiian owl, or Pueo, is a culturally significant animal in Hawaiian mythology and culture. It is believed to be an ‘aumakua or ancestral guardian spirit, and its appearance is seen as a sign of good luck and protection.
In ancient Hawaiian society, the Pueo was highly respected and was considered a messenger of the gods. It was often associated with the goddess of fertility, Laka, and was believed to have the power to bring rain and make crops grow.
The Pueo is also a symbol of wisdom, and its appearance is said to represent the need for guidance and direction in one's life. In some Hawaiian families, the Pueo is believed to be a guardian spirit that protects the family and warns them of danger.
Unfortunately, like many animal species in Hawaii, the Pueo is threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, and other human-induced factors. Therefore, efforts are being made to protect and conserve the Pueo and its habitat to ensure its continued presence in Hawaiian culture and ecology.
Pueo Print Description -
Our Pueo print replicates the intricate patterns worn by the Hawaiian owls. Their coat, a blend of bronze, cocoa, and hazel browns provide a natural camouflage. The Pueo is also a symbol of wisdom, good luck, and was considered a messenger of the gods.