Little Owl. Picture

"In Greek religion and mythology, Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. A Little Owl (Athene noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom. Because of such association, the bird — often referred to as the "owl of Athena"— has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world."

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