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.
The five-pointed star or pentagram is one of the most potent, powerful, and persistent symbols in human history. It has been important to almost every ancient culture, from the Mayans of Latin America, to India, China, Greece, and Egypt. It has been found scratched on the walls of Neolithic caves, and in Babylonian drawings, where it marks the pattern the planet Venus makes on its travels- a secret symbol of the Goddess Ishtar. Scriptures, especially Hebrew, are abundant with references to pentagrams.
Renaissance-era ritual magicians, like the Greeks, used the Pentagram as a microcosm of the human body. The practice of Ritual Magic was used to create a state of closeness with god through the use of symbols and rituals to imitate the divine state.
This lovely pendant has been handmade with Bronze, and holds a fascinating owl. A pentagram has been hand crafted under the wise creature, to further highlight the mystical powers of the owl, but also the animal’s deep connection with the elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit. The measurements are as follows:
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap, but it also looks great with any metal chain (silver, gold, bronze…etc).
It would make a very unique addition to your collection 🙂
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Happy buying 🙂