The owl has long been the embodiment of the mysterious. With it's nocturnal lifestyle, huge eyes and haunting song, how could it not be? Every culture seems to have an owl tradition. In Greek mythology, the owl is sacred to Athena, goddess of wisdom and war. In Celtic mythology Blodeuwedd was turned into an owl for her treachery against Lleu, the Many Skilled. Among the Aborigines of Australia, owls represent the souls of women (bats are the souls of men).
Whatever the reason, if you love owls, now is a great time to add them to your decor--they're EVERYWHERE!
|Silkscreen Print--Verity James|
|Owl Lamp West Elm|