The Owl of Athena, or Owl of Minerva: an ancient symbol of wisdom and knowledge. She is not boastful bird, nor does she hoard all the facts under the sun. She is a bird of the night; gentle darkness is her element, and her wisdom is of a more subtle and mysterious nature. Her bright eyes penetrate the darkness, and allow her to navigate the realm of dreams and intuitions. It was believed by the ancients that she had knowledge of the underworld and contact with ghosts and spirits. She is sacred to philosophers and poets, and a powerful symbol of magic and arcane knowledge.
This Owl of Minerva pendant is now available in sterling silver with pale blue Swarovski crystal accents. She includes a matching antique brass chain, adjustable between 16 and 20 inches.