The owl is sacred to the Greek goddess of learning, Athena and is even depicted on some Greek currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and of course, wealth.
In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, and a protection of the dead.
In this light the owl was ruler of the night and seer of souls. A misunderstanding of this necessary relationship gave the owl some negative associations with death.
It should be clear that the owl was honored as the keeper of spirits who had passed from one plane to another. Often myth indicates the owl accompanying a spirit to the underworld – winging it’s newly freed soul from the physical world into the realm of spirit.
Being aware of the owl’s symbolic meanings is a good way to connect with these fascinating creatures, and also become more in-tune with the owl’s wisdom. The owl symbolises:
As the owl is an animal of the night, it’s also important to consider its nocturnal symbolism. It is the bird of dreams, shadows, secret knowledge and psychic awareness.
Embrace the wisdom of the owl with this handmade piece! It’s made of warm copper and depicts a wise owl on a branch. The measurements are as follows:
3.6cm long (1.4 inches)
1.5cm wide (0.6 inches)
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap, but it also looks great with any metal chain (silver, gold, bronze…etc).
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Happy buying 🙂