A Double-sided Turquoise Owl Pendant for your Favorite Necklace Chain. Crafted of Carved Turquoise Magnesite, these Gemstone Owl Pendants with Large Hole Bail measure approximately 42mm tall (almost 1-3/4") x 20mm wide (just over 3/4"). Tibetan Silver Bail has an approximate 4.5mm opening, so these Owl Pendants can also be slipped onto your Favorite European-style Bracelet or Necklace Chain. You can customize this item into a Gemstone Owl Necklace. Choose to add onto a 24-inch Plain Black Waxed Cotton Cord, an 18-inch Leather Necklace or 18-inch Silver Plated Necklace Chain. As these are hand-crafted and made of Gemstone material, please expect slight variations.
In the mythology of ancient Greece, Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, was so impressed by the great eyes and solemn appearance of the Owl that she honoured the night bird by making him her favourite among feathered creatures. Athena's bird was a Little Owl, (Athene noctua). This Owl was protected and inhabited the Acropolis in great numbers. It was believed that a magical 'inner light' gave Owls night vision. As the symbol of Athena, the Owl was a protector, accompanying Greek armies to war, and providing ornamental inspiration for their daily lives.