Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Introductions


Meet Bubo.  Well that is the name she is trying on for size right now.  It is the Latin Genus name for owl.  Great Horned Owl is Bubo viginianus.  I thought the species name referred to the fact that Athena who had an owl familiar was a virgin goddess.  Actually it is for the state Virginia. 

If you are a fan of 1980's fantasy films you may remember that Bubo was the name of the metal owl sent from Athena to help guide Perseus to Medusa.  

1 comment:

kobico said...

Oops, ignore my previous comment about how she'd name herself. I didn't see this entry! She looks like a love bug.