Friday, October 20, 2006

Who?!

5 comments:

  1. After much owl-ness occuring during my trip to Italy, specially Siena-related, have decided to adopt them as secondary token and furthermore to add ancient Athens coin owl to tattoo collection.

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  2. Is that medieval Italian poetry behind it?

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  3. Neds,

    In my Medicine Cards* book, Owl represents "Deception": "Where others are deceived, Owl sees and knows what is there."

    Also: "Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, had a companion Owl on her shoulder which revealed unseen truths to her. Owl had the ability to light up Athena's blind side, enabling her to speak whole truth, as opposed to only a half truth."

    Can't wait to see your new tattoo!

    Courtney

    * I highly recommend Jamie Sands' and David Carson's animal medicine deck and book called Medicine Cards. Click here for more details.

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  4. And, oh yes, you are correct about the Italian writing. I have a little book I use solely for collage by Torquato Tasso called "Discorso della virtu feminile e donnesca." Are you familiar?

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  5. I like how you ended the discussion about owls that accompany people with the question "Are you familiar?"

    Soapy

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