An owl is a bird of the night that is associated with wisdom and magic. When an owl appears to you in a dream this may indicate that you are craving more knowledge or greater wisdom regarding a specific situation in waking life.
To see a large owl perched: This could symbolize that your subconscious is expressing to you that you have a heightened sense of wisdom or intuition in an area of life.
To see an owl attacking you: Owls are birds of prey. If you dream that an owl is attacking you, this indicates that you may be feeling attacked in some way during your waking life. It may also indicate that you are nearing a major transition in waking life.
To see a dead owl: This suggests that your waking self is not in sync with your subconscious and that you must take steps to achieve greater self awareness.
Ask yourself: How did I feel after this dream? Are there any areas of my life where I am seeking more knowledge and wisdom? Am I feeling attacked in any area of my life? This information will shed light on why an owl appeared in your dreams.