Who is the goddess athena

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The Necklace of Goddess Athena by Effrosyni Moschoudi

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Phevos, a young time-traveler from ancient Greece, arrives in Athens shocked and confused. His enigmatic father has just sent him there, having given him his precious necklace, without offering any information. Ksenia, a local young girl, gives Phevos shelter in the area of Plaka under the Acropolis. They fall madly in love but the secrets he keeps from her torture him. A shocking revelation causes him to tell her where he comes from and, at the same time, helps him realize that what he is meant to do is find his lost mother and Ksenia’s missing parents too. Soon, they discover they have a common past that, mysteriously, they remember nothing of. As their love grows stronger, they continue to unravel more family secrets that lead them to two precious artefacts offered by an Olympian god. Now, they’re caught up in a conflict between two deities; one is a protector, the other, their worst nemesis. Can they find their loved ones again before their fierce enemy discovers their plans? And will Phevos ever remember what happened the last time he saw his mother?
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Athena the Goddess of Wisdom: Best Myths - Greek Mythology - See U in History

All About the Goddess Athena

Athena [b] or Athene , [c] often given the epithet Pallas , [d] is an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft, and warfare [2] who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva. Her major symbols include owls , olive trees, snakes , and the Gorgoneion. From her origin as an Aegean palace goddess , Athena was closely associated with the city. She was known as Polias and Poliouchos both derived from polis , meaning "city-state" , and her temples were usually located atop the fortified acropolis in the central part of the city. The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis is dedicated to her, along with numerous other temples and monuments. As the patron of craft and weaving, Athena was known as Ergane. She was also a warrior goddess , and was believed to lead soldiers into battle as Athena Promachos.

Goddess of wisdom, war and the crafts , and favourite daughter of Zeus , Athena was, perhaps, the wisest, most courageous, and certainly the most resourceful of the Olympian gods. Zeus was told that his son would take his throne from him, just as he had taken power from his father Cronus. Epithets of Athena include Pallas girl and Parthenos virgin , living up to which, she is conspicuous amongst the gods for not indulging in illicit relationships with other divinities, demi-gods, or mortals. Other epithets were Promachos of war - perhaps referring to more patriotic, defensive, and strategic warfare , rather than attacking warfare, in contrast to her more aggressive, conflict-loving brother Ares , Ergane of the crafts , and Nike victory. Athena is also associated with household crafts, giving mortals the gifts of cooking and sewing.

Goddess Athena was the mythological goddess of wisdom, but also the poetic symbol of reason and purity. Indeed, the Greek Mythology seems to be endlessly referring to Goddess Athena , one of the most known but also most influential Goddesses of all. Admired and celebrated, Athena really had a significant role in the Greek mythology and in the lives of the Athenians and all Greeks. This fact has been quite advanced for that time. The Symbol of Goddess Athena is the owl, a bird also associated with wisdom and intelligence. Athena keeps being an endless inspiration for artists of all kind and became a Roman Goddess as well, named Minerva.


You've likely heard a number of references to the goddess Athena and her beauty, but her role as a protector of Hercules hasn't received as much attention. This Greek goddess of wisdom born fully grown and armed, from the head of her father, Zeus was also a warrior goddess. Strong and virginal, she repeatedly helped Hercules , the Greek mythological hero. Fearful that Hera would succeed at killing Hercules, Zeus sent Hercules to Earth and allowed a mortal family to raise him. Although his new family loved him, Hercules' divine strength prevented him from fitting in with mortals, so Zeus eventually revealed his origins to him. To achieve immortality, like his father and other gods, Hercules performed the 12 labors for his cousin King Eurystheus, who, like Hera, hated Hercules. But Eurystheus and Hera hoped Hercules would die in the process.

Athena, also referred to as Athene, is a very important goddess of many things. She is goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare and is often portrayed as companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavour. Athena was born from Zeus after he experienced an enormous headache and she sprang fully grown and in armour from his forehead. She has no mother but one of the most commonly cited stories is that Zeus lay with Metis , the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, and then swallowed her whole as he feared she will give birth to a child more powerful than him because of a prophecy — but she had already conceived. If you use any of the content on this page in your own work, please use the code below to cite this page as the source of the content.

Athena, goddess of wisdom Though Hercules had an enemy, Hera, on Mount Olympus, he also had a friend. The goddess Athena, wearing a helmet. Photograph by Maria Daniels, courtesy of the Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation Athena, the goddess of wisdom and military victory, and also the patron of the city of Athens, was Hercules' half-sister. Her parents were Zeus and Metis, a nymph. Zeus heard a prophecy that the child Metis bore after she gave birth to Athena would become the lord of heaven, so, to prevent this from happening, he swallowed Metis while she was still pregnant with Athena.

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