Why is the night owl bird associated with light and at the same time – with a clown? The jester is endowed with both demonic and comic features, is one of the metaphors of death. Those. associated with the “lower world”, darkness. At the same time, the jester is an indispensable participant in the holidays of the transition, his task is to imagine the transition of death into life, the change of the old and new years, darkness, and light.