The Owl. Represents: Silent Wisdom, Omen, Night Magic, Sight Into The Future, Perseverance. In Ancient Greek Mythology; The Owl Was A Bird Sacred to "Athena" ~ Goddess of The Night ~ Who Represented Wisdom. "Athena" The Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Had A Companion Owl on Her Shoulder; Which Revealed Unseen Truths to Her... The Cherokees Honor The Bird as Sacred.