Athena Statue with Owl - Goddess of Wisdom, Victory and the Arts
The Greek Goddess Athena is depicted here in her human form, with flowing robes and wind rippled hair. In her left hand she hold the haft of a spear which represents victory. On her right hand the Owl is perched, which represents wisdom.
She stands 10 inches tall. Base measures 4 1/2 x 3 inches. Made of high quality cold cast bronze resin.
Daughter of Zeus and Metis, Athena had sprung fully grown out of her father's head. She is a warrior who defends the State and the native land against the enemies coming from outside. Athena is, above all, the Goddess of the City, the protectress of civilized life, of artesian activities, and of agriculture. In poetry she is the incarnation of Wisdom, Reason and Purity. Athens is her city; the olive tree, created by her, is her tree; the owl, is the birth consecrated to her.