Why Are Owls Called Wise?

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The owl is considered wise because it has been used by people from ancient times as a symbol of wisdom. People believed that the owl's very serious look was a sign of wisdom. However, the owl is not as wise as you may think because there are some birds such as geese and crows that are wiser than the owl.
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Why owls are considered wise is, because in Greek Mythology, the goddess Athena is the goddess of wisdom, and her symbolic animal is an owl.
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Owls are not wise, it has a small brain for its size. It was portrayed as symbol of wisdom since ancient time probably because of the serious look on it's face.
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The owl was the familiar of the wise Greek goddess Athena and even owls are known by the company they keep. Sandy Parkinson, Hilton WA
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