Gracious Greece Owl Bookend draws inspiration from the Owl of Athena; The Owl was the companion animal of Athena, the Goddess of Reason and the Arts and the divine patron of the city Athens. It is also depicted on early Athenian coins – tetradrachm, stamped with the head of Athena on the obverse, and on the reverse the image of the owl of Athena also known as glaux throughout the ancient world. The design was kept essentially unchanged for over two centuries, by which time it had become stylistically archaic. The vast number of ‘owls-tetradrachms’ available those days mainly from the silver mines of Laurium financed the several achievements of Athens, such as the reconstruction of the Acropolis and building of the Parthenon.
Values like kindness, honor, charm, are established in all forms of its culture, from ancient years, till tradition and modern art. Inspired by Greece’s heritage and everyday light, Gracious Greece created high quality useful art objects, that at a first glance, they transmit simplicity and values, from this little place of earth.