Owls are a mystical and beautiful creature and it’s no wonder that the Goddess Athena held owls sacred in her time. As the Goddess of wisdom and strategy just as the owl spirit, her traits of honour and courage were bathed in femininity and womanhood like the Hidden Owl Legging. Taken from my original painting of The Hidden Owl, the design can be seen on my newest legging release as well as the latest Pom Pom toque and scarf from my 2019 Winter Collection.
With a true connection through the wisdom of the soul, the majestic owl has many symbolic meanings:
- Intuition, ability to see what others do not see
- Change and life transition
If you are not yet intrigued by this mystical beauty, read on…
There are countless superstitions and myths surrounding the owl, but they continue to be a source of wisdom, spirituality and intellect. Among First Nations symbolism the owl represents wisdom, foresight and the keeper of sacred knowledge. The Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre tells us, “the Owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions and can be observed to identify changes in environment. Owls are a reminder to take care with your actions, to think of the future and to love your family. They can be identified in Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations art by their large forward-facing eyes and ear-holes, a small curved beak, a flat face with a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye”.
If you have ever been honored by a visit from an owl, know that an amazing gift has been bestowed on you. Animals are usually called on those who share the same energy and we now know the owl is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and comes from a place of wholeness.
* I am proud to donate a percentage of sales to the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre here in Whistler to support our cultural knowledge to inspire understanding and respect amongst all people. A place where mountains, rivers and people meet, Whistler and the SLCC embodies the spirit of partnership between two unique Nations who wish to preserve, grow and share our traditional cultures.