The Athena necklace features our double sided Athena Medallion is dipped in Sterling Silver with our Moonglow Freshwater Pearls hand beaded chain. Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom, but also the Warrior Goddess who symbolizes higher wisdom and understanding. On the reverse side is a Great Horned Owl behind her shield and also her symbols as well as that of Wisdom. The warrior bird represents strength, courage, and intuitive vision. This wise owl, as one of her symbols is frequently depicted facing forward, vigilantly watching over loved ones.
According to Ted Andrews, author of Animal Speak: The Owl is the symbol of the moon, the feminine and insight. Owl is believed to have great healing powers. Because of its association with the moon, it is also tied into fertility, seduction, illusion and mystery. The Greeks associated the owl with Athena, and it was the symbol of higher wisdom and understanding.
Approx. 1.50" round and the medal origin is France. The necklace is available in 18, 24 or 36" lengths (or any length by custom order). The chain is unique and hosts metal bead and linkage - We LOVE it! The 36" length can be doubled for layering or worn long. If you need a special size, just notate it in the checkout field.