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The Symbolism of the Athenian Owl

Athenian Owl (Minerva Owl)

It is often in unexpected places that we find references to classical antiquity. Today, while catching up on another favourite past time (comics), I stumbled upon a reference to classical Greece in a major story arc of Batman.

The reference was to the symbol of an Athenian Owl. Subsequent research revealed it to be a symbol for the goddess Athena, a popular coin in the ancient world and a natural predator of bats.

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