For hundreds of years, people have been growing up with interesting stories portraying owl as a wise and sage bird. Whether it’s the Owl of Athena in Greek mythology or a talkative and intelligent ‘Owl’ (Disney character) in Winnie-The-Pooh, it has been a symbol of knowledge, perspicacity, and wisdom.
The silver coins (tetradrachms), of the ancient Greek era, had the owl image on the obverse side and symbolize its association with Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom and darkness. However, this association is not certain, but all the stories and beliefs talk about the bird’s special stature in Greeks history.
Apart from the mythological beliefs, owl showcases its wisdom and intelligence in their way of life. Let’s learn how.
Owls hunt when others sleep at night. These nocturnal creatures are wide awake at night observing every move of their prey. Owls sharp night vision allows them to pursue their prey even in a pitch-dark night. This seems like a strategic mind who choose to hunt when their prey is most vulnerable. Isn’t it smart?
Darkness blinds even human beings while we think that we are the smartest. Owls are making us feel envious about the things they can see at night with their unique vision power. It’s intriguing! They are learning and observing more than we know.
Another unique quality of owl is their 360-degree vision. They can keep an eye on everything around without moving their body. An owl would observe things wisely and in every direction before making a move.
Owls have excellent listening skills which support their wise ideology. Why? Because listening happens to be a great tool for attaining wisdom.
Owls are mostly associated with silence and they prefer to stay quiet (apart from occasional hooting). They make very less to almost no sound while flying and they move as little as possible creating no hindrance in the surrounding environment. This lets them catch their prey easily in a sneaky manner. It is an extraordinary bird who believes in doing things quietly bringing better results.
Similarly, wise people aren’t always silent, but they know exactly when to be. Such people believe in the results of their actions.
An owl figurine in a corner of living space is said to remind the inhabitants that clarity is the beginning of wisdom. This night-hunting bird possesses terrific vision to pierce through the darkness to swoop down its unsuspecting prey. Add a SmartHug authentic woodcut owl to your office, library or waiting area to harness this energy.