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owls in Greek mythology :In the mythology of ancient Greece, Athene, the Goddess of Wisdom, was so impressed by the great eyes and solemn appearance of the Owl that, having banished the mischievous crow, she honoured the night bird by making him her favourite among feathered creatures. Athene'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 Athene, the Owl was a protector, accompanying Greek armies to war, and providing ornamental inspiration for their daily lives. If an Owl flew over Greek Soldiers before a battle, they took it as a sign of victory. The Little Owl also kept a watchful eye on Athenian trade and commerce from the reverse side of their coins.

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:iconbarnowlgurl23:
barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :)
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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AGlovery Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Nice.I like it a lot :) It''really cute! ;)
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks so much!! :)
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Stroody Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool !
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:iconjohngiannis27:
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :D
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very good composition!
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:iconjohngiannis27:
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks so much! :)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool!!!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :D
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Krystianna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks wonderful. Just future referance, the proper spelling is "Athenaea" Athena and Athene is a Victorian slid on the name
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :)
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:iconheinen4278:
heinen4278 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
that looks awesome, makes me want to get a tattoo, but i'm just 15 and i'm still growing......
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:iconjohngiannis27:
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks so much! :)
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MaryJ-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful *-*! I really like the colors here :)!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :)
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:iconowel:
owel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
:wow::wow::o Γιαννούκο μου είναι υπέροχο σε ευχαριστώ πολύ πολύ για την αφιέρωση ,ότι και να πω είναι λίγο και πάλι σ'ευχαριστω :heart::love::tighthug:


owls in Greek mythology :In the mythology of ancient Greece, Athene, the Goddess of Wisdom, was so impressed by the great eyes and solemn appearance of the Owl that, having banished the mischievous crow, she honoured the night bird by making him her favourite among feathered creatures. Athene'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 Athene, the Owl was a protector, accompanying Greek armies to war, and providing ornamental inspiration for their daily lives. If an Owl flew over Greek Soldiers before a battle, they took it as a sign of victory. The Little Owl also kept a watchful eye on Athenian trade and commerce from the reverse side of their coins.
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
den kanei tipota !!! :D gia na deis oti den eimaste tuxaioi pantou mesa eimaste!! :D
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owel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
oxi paizoume :p :glomp:
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:iconjohngiannis27:
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
axaxaxxa anevasa kai mia deuterh version des na s aresei kai auth :D
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owel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
thn eida ...kai h deuterh uperoxh opws kai h prwth :D
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:dance: :D
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Wonderful design!!!!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :D
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Welcome!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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shadowheart8 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Τι φανταστική δουλειά!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
euxaristw polu :)
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ImagineBeat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Τελειοοο
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
euxaristw xairomai pou s aresei :)
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ImagineBeat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
:iconowlplz: They also give a hoot :)
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
eheheh :D
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Excellent design John :thumbsup:
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:iconjohngiannis27:
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks so much my friend! :handshake:
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
So good!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :)
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IgnGiannioglou17 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
gamato!! bravo johngiannis27!!! :D :D :D :D :clap:
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
euxaristw :D
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IgnGiannioglou17 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D :D :D
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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relhom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: :nod:
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:hug: :D
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Greek-pan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Ειναι πολυ ομορφο σχεδιο.Τα κανεις για καποιον που κανει tattoo?
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
oxi apla mou aresoun polu genika ta tattoo kai einai kati pou sto mellon thelw na asxolhthw pio sovara :)
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