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 Owl.Owl-light. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Owl.
 
the emblem of Athens. Because owls abound there. As Athe’na (Minerva) and Athe’næ (Athens) are the same word, the owl was given to Minerva for her symbol also.   1
 


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