Yeah, it's an OWL. When you think Owl, you think Strigiformes. Birds (of Prey). But when I see a giant owl in the middle of a grove, surrounded by hooded figures, I think EVIL. And with good reason. Owls are bad omens across the globe, from Africa to the Ancient Americas. It is a harbinger of Death and Destruction.
Most intriguing of all, from certain angles, the 40 ft Owl resembles Reptilian beings of Sumerian mythology.
The similarities are uncanny.
(more to come.)