The owl on the cover of the book features prominently in River Woman, River Demon. Discuss the many symbols, including the owl, ghosts, and goddesses. How do these deepen your understanding of the novel’s themes and magickal heart.
The symbols from nature provided so much to the depth of the story.
Growing up in a Mexican household, the owl has always been associated with brujas or witchcraft. Seeing it in a positive light helped underscore the theme of both light and dark having balance that was discussed in the novel. I was taught an owl was something to fear but I like that it is not seen as that in this story.