Minerva (Etruscan: Menrva) was the Roman goddess of wisdom and sponsor of arts, trade, defense and who was born from the godhead of Jupiter with weapons. The Romans from the 2nd century BC onwards equated her with the Greek goddess Athena. She was the virgin goddess of music, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic. She is often depicted with her sacred creature, an owl usually named as the “owl of Minerva“, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom (Wikipedia).
Real, global education is comprehensive education, vast in nature and scope, transcending geographic borders; it is education not just for the sake of education; not just for the sake of gathering data and data points; not just for deriving information from such data and data points; not even just gaining knowledge from such information, but to achieve a sense of wisdom that comes only with a synthesis of varied experiences and universal, all-encompassing learning.