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No. 21: Maid of Owls

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Maid of Owls

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=21

Strip by: Jemppu

{A picture of Ambrose as an Ancient Greek sculptor, carving a statue of Athena (Meridien) out of marble, while surrounded by owls. One of the owls is landing on Athena's outstretched hand.}
Caption: Master Ambrosius' Maid of Owls.

The author writes:

This started only as a simple play on words, which I scribbled on a paper, when I was sketching the cast for the first time, but I didn't really plan on using it. Later I thought of a pic featuring Meridien as a mystical maiden dancing with owls, possibly in stormy night with the caption. But after I actually started to draw, the pic grew to have some more depth to it.

The statue in the pic, along with being within the likeness of Meridien, could also depict Athena, the Greek virgin goddess of heroic endeavour. Patron to the Athens, who according to Wikipedia article, is often associated with owls and also said to have the "eyes of an owl". Hence, perfect as "maid of owls".

The owls are also pictured as appropriate species of Little Owls, Athene noctua, common at Parthenon, temple of Athena, which get their name from Athena herself.

Lastly, "Ambrosius" got added just by some odd change, and 'Meridien' turned from a live goddess to a stony one.