For thousands of years, the “Glauca” (Athene noctua, or Little Owl) has been the symbol of wisdom, since, among other things, it is the sacred creature of the Ancient Greek goddess Athena, the goddess of Wisdom (“Sophia” in Greek). Many generations of “glaucae” used to nest at the foot of the Acropolis. The Athenians took this as a sign of Athena’s presence in the temple, and the owls were always welcome there. The owl’s association with Athena is inscribed and depicted in numerous ancient artworks. There are also accounts of the “glauca” being used by Athena as a messenger. The Athenians also believed that even the goddess Athena herself often took the form of the "glauca", when she appeared to people.
Our names (Athena & Sophia) were the inspiration for our label. The identification of goddess Athena with wisdom (in Greek:Sophia) is represented by the owl. The identification of Athena with Sophia is represented in the good taste, the design and the quality of MOUTAKI garments.