Omen

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Cultural InterpretationsPlay
The meaning of an omen can vary across different cultures; some see owls as bad omens, others as wise. SlideIn many cultures, an owl is an omen of wisdom.
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Omens can be positive or negative; context reveals if something is a fortunate or grim forecast. SlideA shooting star is often considered a good omen.
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Omens are heavily linked to superstitions; some people take them seriously while others don't. SlideKnocking on wood is done to prevent a spoken omen from coming true.