Little Kjell is a young owl... But if you ask him, he will answer: I am an astronomer!
Lille Kjell is the children's companion in Roseslottet. He is endlessly curious and constantly on the move to study constellations. He prefers to travel by boat or train in a spacious suitcase.
Here he has the most necessary: A duvet, a pillow and a telescope. At night, the baby owl lies in the suitcase and looks at the stars, then he feels both safe and free.
Now Lille Kjell lives in Roseslottet. He peeks out of his temple once every half hour - and is so happy to greet visitors, young and old.
In ancient times, the church owl, Athena noctua, was a symbol of wisdom and the ability to see in the dark. It is associated with the goddess Athena and the city of Athens. The silver coin tetradrakme from ancient Greece, showed on the front head of the goddess Athena and on the back a church owl with an olive branch.
Yes, to that extent the little owl was associated with the city of Athens, that the phrase "Bringing owls to Athens" became a way of speaking that means the same as "Walking across the creek after water."