“All night long,
The Midnight Owl,
Hunts the woodlands
on the prowl.
“Daylight finds him
Still and blinking,
Almost as if
he is thinking.
he’s wise and deep;
it’s just lack of Sleep”
-A poem my grandfather often quoted,
Bubo was Athena’s beloved magical owl and often accompanied her perched on her shoulder. Bubo had the ability to reveal untruths and expand Athena’s wisdom. Athena often hunted with her solitary companion. She also sent him abroad to learn of what was going on both of her pray and to learn truths of what was happening in the land.
After Perseus’ first encounter with Calibos, he loses his magical helmet. Zeus decides to provide him with a Magical creature to aid him in his quest. Zeus commands Athena to hand over her beloved magical owl to Perseus, but she “will never part” with Bubo.
In the film The Clash of the Titans a copy of Bubo is created and sent to Perseus to assist him in his quest, but what is not reveled is that this mechanical Owl is only a copy, although loyal and courageous. Athena and Bubo are never separated and to this day should something happen, Athena knows of it because of Bubo’s loyalty to his Goddess.
In tribute to Bubo and his ability to collect knowledge and give it to the goddess, I have created the Bubo Amulet. This talisman is for those that are seekers of knowledge, hunters of the legitimacy, unafraid of what they might get into to learn the truth.
Hooty hoo! Bubo is truly a beautiful amulet!