Yet we drove their ranks before us, ere the fall of eventide,
As we closed in, an owl flew o’er us and the gods were on our side.
The Wasps by Aristophanes
The Ancient Greeks considered the site of an owl and a good omen. If they saw an owl fly past they would believe a victory would be about to happen.
I hope my owl is a good omen and many victories are about to happen.
Owl is cut from a map of the alps. This is one of my favourite maps. I love the colours and the contour lines. It seems very fitting for such a majestic bird to be cut from such a beautiful map.