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Transcript of Athena
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Athena, the goddess of wisdom, is very intelligent. Athena and her advisers can help you in anything you need assistant in. Whether its math, science, history, english, or lanuage! Feel free to call
anytime! Athena and her advisers are always available!
God of What?
Athena is the goddess of wisdom, weaving, crafts, warfare, peace, health, industry, justice, and skill.
Athena is very intelligent, and settled arguments among the gods and among the mortals.
Interesting facts about Athena
Athena was born out of Zeus' head, wearing an armor and robe that her mother, Metis, made for her.
Zeus' favorite daughter
Gave Athens an olive tree, and became the guardian of Athens.
Athena was never married and she is a virgin.
Took on certain shapes(Ex.
Athena rarely got angry, but she could be very dangerous when mad.
Athena was competitive and prone to jealousy.
Pallas Athena(Translate to Athena the Maiden)
Athena Polias(Translate to Athena of the City)
Athena Tritogeneia(Translate to "born of Triton")
Athena Parthenos(Athenians name for the goddess;means Athena the virgin)
Minerva(Roman god associated with the goddess)
Objects associated with Athena
Father: Zeus- king of the deities
Mother: Metis- personified wisdom
Half-Siblings: Zeus' kids with goddesses- Persephone, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, etc. Zeus' kids with mortals- Heracles, Perseus, Minos, Dionysus, etc.
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Athena is often associated with a snake, an owl, and an olive tree. She is often seen wearing a helmet and a breastplate(aegis) with Medusa's head. She carries a shield in one hand and a spear in the other.
Athena is featured in a lot of myths. One of the myths she is featured in, is about Athena and Poseidon trying to be the guardian of Athens. Athena and Poseidon held a contest. The contest was to bring a gift to the people and whoever gave the gift that the people preferred was the winner. Athena gave Athens an olive tree, and Poseidon gave Athens water. The olive tree provided food, fuel, and wood, while the water from Poseidon was salty and not good for drinking. Athena gift's was most preferred by the people and Athena became the guardian of Athens.