The wise bird...

The modern West generally associates owls with wisdom.
This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where
Athens, noted for art and scholarship, and Athena, Athens' patron
goddess and the goddess of wisdom, had the owl as a symbol

Wise Owl on Books, clip art

Todo Brennan: 'The Book Owl'
Purchase a print here


Wise Owl clip art


Marcus said...

I love owls, are beautiful. Here where I live hear them sing all night, the night is my companies.

Aputsiaq said...

Lucky you to hear owls! Owls make me think of the time when I was young. I was a nurse before I started at the university and had my career there: when I was a nurse student I for a month lived on the ground of a psychiatric hospital...and when we (my student fellow and I) got home late in the night we often heard the owl howling...