Christmas Owls Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com
Christmas has its collection of beautiful and inspiring creatures – including the Christmas owls! Bring home the fluffy beauty of Xinar’s new sterling silver Christmas Owls charms and complete your Christmas-themed or animal-themed jewelry design.
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What Do Owls Symbolize?
Owls are ubiquitous in the Americas and other parts of the world, so it’s no small wonder that somewhere out there, there is always a myth or story about the Owl. Christmas owls are supported by modern stories of how these barnyard fellows are commonly seen, helping somehow during Christmas time. They also have cultural meanings (older ones) in different countries.
Owls have piqued people’s interest and amazement throughout history and cultures. Few other creatures are the subject of so many different and contradicting viewpoints. Owls have been associated with medicine and witchcraft, weird weather events, death, and birth, as well as being feared and revered, loathed and admired, and being foolish or wise.
Speculation about Owls dates back to the earliest folklore, which is too old to date.
Owls are associated with wisdom and helpfulness in early Indian folklore and the ability to prophesy. These themes are a common theme in Aesop’s fables, as well as Greek myths and beliefs. But, unfortunately, the Owl had become the partner of witches and the tenant of dark and lonely areas in Europe during the tumultuous Dark Ages, a foolish but dreaded phantom.
The apparition of an Owl at night, when people are powerless and blind, connected them to the unknown, and its ominous call filled people with foreboding and apprehension: death was near, or some bad was on the way.
The zoological elements of Owls were detailed by close observation during the eighteenth century, diminishing the mystery surrounding these birds. However, with superstitions dying in the twentieth century, the Owl has reclaimed its place as a symbol of knowledge, at least in the West.
In Greek mythology, Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, was so taken with the Owl’s large eyes and grave look that she honored the night bird after banishing the mischievous crow by designating him her favorite among the feathered species. Thus, a Little Owl was Athena’s bird (Athene noctua).
This Owl was protected, and a large number of them lived on the Acropolis. Owls were said to have night vision thanks to a mysterious “inner light.” The Owl was a defender, accompanying Greek soldiers to combat and offering ornamental inspiration as Athena’s symbol for their daily lives. Before a fight, if an Owl flew over Greek soldiers, they viewed it as a sign of success. The Little Owl kept a close eye on Athenian trade and commerce from the reverse side of their coinage.
• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 1/2″ x 5/8″
• Weight – 4.8 grams
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included