voices are fully formed.
Give it a blow
An owl's second stomach, which compacts bones, feathers, and fur into a pellet, which is then yarped; an invaluable emotional guide, where an owl's deepest feelings are felt. Owls often swear by this: "by my gizzard." (Gizzards are very often mentioned in the book so pay close attention to this)
A blankness of the gizzard which leads to malfunction of the brain.
A kind of thinking beyond the nomal reasoning processes by which one immediately apprehends the truth, perceives and understands reality. It cannot really be taught, but can be developed by being extremely attentive and sensitive to the natural world.
The higher being worshipped by owls; the owl deity.
n. An act of pressing the wings to the head and bowing in midair, as a gesture of respect.
Grettir, a Glauxian brother
A group of male owls who live at the Glauxian Brothers' Retreat who devote their lives to study, meditation, writing, and the healing arts.
Glauxian Brothers' Retreat
The home of the Glauxian Brothers. It is located in the Northern Kingdom, specifically on an island in the Bitter Sea.
Female counterparts to the Glauxian Brothers.
Glauxian Sisters' Retreat
The home of the Glauxian Sisters. It is also located in the Northern Kingdom, specifically on Elsemere Island in the Everwinter Sea.
To goof off or mess around, as in "gleeking about."
A particular kind of coal valued for its density of heat.
(wolf-speak) A deformed wolf in the pack, who is expected to use submissive positions, gnaw bones and train for the Watch of the Sacred Ring. The lowest rank in the pack, similar to omega wolves in reality.
The Hoolian owls' term for summer (the time of the Golden Rain).
A depressed state or a creature in such a state.
What owls say to one another before going to sleep for the day.
(wolf-speak) Similar to "crackle" but refers to rocks shattering inside volcanoes.
(wolf-speak) A bad owl that dives for the Ember of Hoole.
The polar bears' Higher Being.
A tree where owls come to drink and socialize.
(Krakish) A native.
(Jouzhen) A guest.
Witchcraft. Can also refer to something especially evil or appalling, such as the fake poster created by the Striga that accused the Band of treason.
Surviving crowl with magical powers, now extinct. Hagsfiends are also the ancestors of the Dragon Owls in the Middle Kingdom.
A furrow in the air where hailstones can form.
A lone owl that can be recruited for battle for the price of a good set of battle claws.
Swirling winds over the Sea of Hoolemere.
The common language of the Southern Kingdoms.
(Krakish) A snake.
(Krakish) A supremely beautiful snake.
The Kielian snakes' serpent spirit/the constellation that appears briefly at the end of the summer moons.
(Krakish/Jouzhen) The innermost part of the gizzard. In the Middle Kingdom, the H'ryth is the spiritual leader.
exclamation (snake-speak) "Young owls will be young owls!"
The name of the first owl, and of Hoole, the first king of Ga'Hoole - the foster son of Grank and son of H'rath and Siv. Also means "first of a kind."
(Krakish) Pieces of special ice the Glauxian Brothers inscribe things on.
(Krakish) Clear ice.
(Krakish) Blue ice, used to make goggles. It can also refer to the goggles themselves.
(Krakish) Deep ice.
(Jouzhen) A furrow in the air where hailstones can form, identical to the Hoolian term "hail cusp."
The language of the Middle Kingdom, which the blue owls speak. Most likely inspired by Chinese or Japanese.
(Jouzhen) The Middle Kingdom (the Sixth Kingdom) located across the Sea of Vastness.
(Krakish) All over, broken, useless.
(Krakish/Jouzhen) Many faces, i.e. the Khyre of Glaux = the many faces of Glaux.
Minor swirls of wind that appear around peninsulas and points of land that create wind holes or vortexes
(Krakish) A pirate.
The ancient language of the Northern Kingdoms
(Krakish) A transport vacuum for wounded or prisoner owls (a windless chamber formed by four owls arranged in a diamond configuration).
Rabbits' higher being.
(Krakish) Autumn, literally means "light frost."
A code of honor between the hunter and the hunted, where the hunter locks eyes with prey in a form of respect.
The longest night of the year.
Wolves' higher being.
An owl or other animal with magic powers
(wolf-speak) A deformed wolf pup taken away by an Obea and left