This little owl is a beauty. It is carved from green serpentine onyx, and with it's gold-tone feet, sits upon a carved black onyx 'branch'. You can see the detail of wings and feathers that were etched by hand on the owl's body, and it also has two gemstone eyes that are set in gold-tone bezels.
This is a must for a mineral collector, but would also make a great gift... for a friend, hostess, or yourself! In the mythology of ancient Greece, Athena -the goddess of wisdom - was so impressed by the great eyes of teh owl, that she banished the crow and made the crow a protected and magical bird. The owl became the symbol of Athena, as it is a great protector. You can see the owl on coins from Ancient Greece. The list of the owl in mythology is long and great, but one thing it seems to hold in every culture is that it is a symbol of Good Luck, Predictions, and Protection.
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