"What do you mean, prideful?"
- Blythe to her sister Bell in Exile.
|Species:||Barn Owl (Tyto alba)|
|Appears in:||The Outcast, The Golden Tree, The River of Wind|
|Daughter of Soren and Pellimore|
Blythe is a female barn owl, or Tyto alba, one of the three the daughters of Soren and Pellimore. Together, she and her other two sisters, Sebastiana (or Bash) and Bell, are known as the three B's. She is also a proficient singer, rivaling the famed singer of the the great tree, Madame Plonk.
Blythe, along with her sisters, had her First Flight ceremony outdoors in secret, due to the orders of the 'Guardians of the Guardians of the Ember', which required a young owl to have its First Flight Ceremony indoors, flying around the Ember.
Blythe's mother and her aunt, Eglantine assigned her to the weather interpretation chaw for evening exercise. Blythe's other sisters were sent to individual chaws. She and Bash later were put under their mother's protection after their youngest sister Bell disappeared. At the end of the book, when Bell was found and their father had returned from war, the three sisters greeted him and later asked their mother for a drink of water before going to sleep in the morning.
Blythe is disoppointed when the Striga makes Coryn cancel the harvest festival, as she was supposed to sing there. She and her sister Bash are the only owlets to see sense when The Striga made members of 'the Blue Feather club' give up their 'vanities'.
Blythe is a sensible owl. When The Striga organised 'The Blue Feather Club' she and her sister Sebastiana were the only owlets to see sense, as he made the other owlets give up their 'vanities' such as shells, beads, acorn necklaces and several Others (human) things.
- She was named for a beautiful place in Silverveil called Blythewold.
- Blythe's beautiful singing is unusual for a Barn Owl, as Snowy Owls usually have the loveliest voices.
- With Soren's death in Spirit Wolf, it is possible she is now the queen of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, as she is the eldest of his offspring.