To see a white owl during the day is a good omen, it means you are being watched over and guided by someone wise in the spirit world.
A typical myth is that if a white owl sits on your roof, someone within your household will be very ill, or signifies a death.
Petting an owl is absorbing mystical wisdom.
To be bitten by an owl means your children will be dumb.
(Reader Submitted by Pandora)