Athena

This is a picture of Athena.
Athena being born out of her fathers Zeus's head!

Athena was the goddess of wisdom, war, and craft (strength or skill.) She protected hero's as they went to fight in war. Her Roman name is Minerva.

Athena's father is Zeus, and her Meris. When Meris was was pregnant with Athena, Zeus swallowed Meris and Athena was born from his head. Fully grown and clothed with armor.

Athena's Owl Coin

Some of Athena's symbols are a spear, the distaff (used for holding wool), and a aegis (a shield made out of goats skin). Her tree is the olive tree, and her sacred animal is the owl because its considered a "wise" animal.

This is the Paestum Temples of Athena
This is Athena

It is said that Athena invented the plow, bridle, rake, ox yoke, chariot and the flute

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2 years ago
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Sister, and fellow "god"dess of war, I can't believe you sided with the Greeks in the Trojan war! My spear may not have injured you as I had wished it to, but the fact that you hurled a boulder at me means I will be back for my revenge! Your brother, Ares.

2 years ago
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Thanks for inventing the plow. Makes my farming SO much easier. - zues

2 years ago
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Hello granddaughter -hades

2 years ago
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hey sister, lets catch up on things by the way even though you are the god of wisdom im still smarter ;) - Artemis

2 years ago
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hi I don't like your father, but I guess your cool-Hera

2 years ago
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Hi, Athena you're from Greece, hope everything keeps cool there!

2 years ago
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@philldog....you mean YOU'RE cool, right? #grammarproblems