The Snowy Owl is a large, white owl native to the Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia. Males are almost all white, while females have more flecks of black plumage. Junior Snowy Owls have black feathers until they turn white. The Snowy Owl is a ground nester that predominantly hunts rodents.
In Ancient Greece, the owl was considered sacred to Athena who was the Greek Goddess of Learning and is even depicted on some Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and wealth. The owl, in addition to representing higher wisdom, also represents power, knowledge and brilliance.
(Height: 17 cm approx.)