Athena is one of the ancient Greek goddesses. In the Greek myths, the owl is her symbol.
She is the goddess of wise counsel. She is also a protectress. Because Athena was considered wise, and the owl her symbol, the owl became looked upon as a wise bird.
Athena was once told to give give her owl to Perseus to help him in his quest for Medusa. Instead, Athena had a wise clockwork owl crafted, and it aided the hero, almost perishing in the process.
Athena once gave a bridle to Bellerophon to help him in his task of killing the Chimaera.
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