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Three-Eyed Owl

What’s the deal with the freaky three-eyed owl? Since you asked, as you obviously just did, (telepathically, of course,) we have decided to tell you.

Since Doorway Films does not claim to be the source of creativity in the Multiverse, we thought we’d explain where we get inspiration ourselves. For our new logo, we drew upon mythology and passion to evoke a thrilling sense of mystery and panache.

Our mascot is descended from the ancient Japanese-Viking (Norse) myth that tells of a phantomly fantastic three-eyed owl which flew from the heavens and from under the sea to terrorize villagers and vex historians. The owl was called the Manger, and was rare beyond belief. It was said that when the three-eyed owl opened its third of three eyes, a thunderous flash of light was heard, and the world to another dimension was opened. Those who saw the gaze of the third eye of the three-eyed owl ne’er returned from whence they came, and were supposed to have been transformed in the blink of an eye to be magically merely more than mortal.

The Manger (pronounced like “anger” with an “M”) was also the keeper of the great sword Vjaknük, which was the key to limitless power and prowess. Forged underground by Laird McPlåsbrün, the long lost ruler of ancient Scotland who was exiled to Antarctica by the Burgundians, Vjaknük was said to have a mind of its own and would kill whoever wielded it that was not of Scottish or Hashrothite descent (excepting Tuesdays. This goes all the way back to why the War of Fizbin was fought, won, lost, fought and won again, all on a Tuesday in 42 C.E.. See Xanadoish Historical Society Journal, Vol. 122 [Fall], Serling Press: 1955. Print. for more information about the War of Fizbin I and II as well as related sociopathological material).

Said sword slew many men when not under the gleaming gaze of the Manger. The blade never dulled and grew shinier with each life it took (as all of this carnage took place when the Manger was in search of food and left the sword in the cleft of a rock, the only time it was unguarded, one might say). When the Manger realized what a cruel despot of a sword that Vjaknük had become, the three-eyed owl grasped the sword by the pommel and thence flew high in the air, according to legend, and then dived at the earth, plunging Vjaknük deep into the ground nearly to the hilt, so that it could lethally take lives no longer at long last. Soon, a vine-like tree with purple leaves began to grow around the sword until it became part of it. As the eons passed, Manger reportedly continued to guard the sword and its tree-like exterior. This is said to explain why owls today live in trees, to make sure that no vanquished vagabond happens upon the Great Sword of McPlåsbrün and takes it for his own so that he can slay whomever he so chooses (on Tuesdays, obviously, as otherwise he would just die).

However, rumor also still exists of a doorway that was cut into the Tree of Lithe, as it became known, although no one but Manger knows where (or when) the tree is today. Stepping into this door in the tree is like looking into the third eye of Manger himself, from which transformation, inspiration, and creative drive flow as one is sucked into the vortex of startling new dimensions and infinite starfields…or so it is said.

Knock, knock.

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None of this make sense to you? Well, if you look very closely, you can notice minute references which describe some of the things and places that we draw inspiration from or love dearly. If you still have questions, send us a message in the “Contact Us” section. We are not affiliated in any way with any of the entities or franchises which may or may not be referenced in this article concerning Mythology and Inspiration. Taken from the Encyclopedic Dictionary World Book Alamanac of Mythological Conundrums, Vol. XII., London: Sloth Press Pub., 1977. Print.