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Why is the owl considered Wise?

Sister Jean 2011/04/23 14:24:48
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  • MichaelRigby 2011/04/23 14:29:45
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    The greek goddess of wisdom Athena is depicted holding an Owl but Owls are only associated with wisdom in the west in a lot of the world they are considered a bad omen.

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  • wildcat 2011/04/24 02:43:35
    I think
    wildcat
    I won't even venture a guess. Honestly, I don't know.
  • Delilah Rasputin 2011/04/23 21:42:37
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    I was taught in junior high that it was because the owl is a symbol of Athena the Greek goddess of wisdom. I still think it could just be because of the big eyes though O.O Lol. Or maybe its ability to question everything?
  • Casy 2011/04/23 17:26:47
    I think
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    I think so :)
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  • misterz 2011/04/23 17:09:26
    I think
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    It is either from the Pagan's or the Greeks.
  • Richard 2011/04/23 16:09:55
    I think
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    In Mythology, the Greek Godess of Wisdom, Athena, was often depicted as holding an owl. (Sound like a match to you?)
  • Sister ... Richard 2011/04/23 16:14:15
  • Richard Sister ... 2011/04/23 16:56:02
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    Happy Ressurection Sunday!
  • Sister ... Richard 2011/04/23 16:59:09
    Sister Jean
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    thank you you too
  • Bill 2011/04/23 15:16:07 (edited)
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    No clue , I'd be lying if I even guessed.......... Happy Easter Sister!
  • mavericky 2011/04/23 15:08:50
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    It's because their eyes are in the front of their head; it gives them a more human appearance, so that gave birth to the idea that they are smarter than other birds.
  • Sister ... mavericky 2011/04/23 15:15:27
  • mavericky Sister ... 2011/04/23 15:18:40
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    Happy Easter :-)
  • MichaelRigby 2011/04/23 14:29:45
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    The greek goddess of wisdom Athena is depicted holding an Owl but Owls are only associated with wisdom in the west in a lot of the world they are considered a bad omen.
  • Sister ... Michael... 2011/04/23 14:30:45

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