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Athena

the goddess of war
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aundrea green

on 28 September 2012

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Transcript of Athena

Athena the goddess of war she gave the Athens the gift of the olive tree
providing oil, food and wood. she is the virgin mother of Erichthonius (eh rIh k th non ius) Athena was involved in most of the heroic tales. Athena protected and helped Perseus in his impossible task, to kill the Gordon Medusa. Perseus indeed managed to fulfill his task, and offered Medusa's head to Athena, as a thank you gift for her valuable help. Athena placed the face of Medusa on her breast plate. She was brave and had the courage to fight, particularly about strategizing about how to win the war.She also had the ability to change shape and disguise herself. Finally, she had the skills of weaving, sewing, and making cloth. Because she had so many roles, Athena was one of the most significant gods in the ancient Greek culture, especially to the city of Athens. One of the things that she did for all of the Greek people was that she taught them arts and crafts. She also taught the ancient Greeks about the justice part of war. she contributed to her city in many ways. Athena was accredited with several inventions which she gave to Athens, including the plow, the rake, the chariot, and the art of navigation. Admired and celebrated, Athena really had a significant role in the Greek mythology and in the lives of the Athenians and all Greeks. An important thing to have in mind is that Athena was the goddess of wisdom in a society where women were not more than sexual servants. 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. Things i want you to learn from this
how she was born
why she was important
what she did to help her city N.S, Gill (2012) anchienthistory Gill,N.S.ancienthistory.about.com.the new york times company,2012.web.sept 17,2009. works cited she was the favorite child of Zeus
and sprung fully grown out of her
fathers head! wisdom, the arts, industry, justice and skill This prezi shows that you cant judge a book by its cover. women were thought to be just sex symbols but Athena proved that they were so much more than that. Athena and her uncle Posiden were very fond of a certain city in Greece. Both of them claimed the city and decided that the one that could give them the finest gift should have it. Leading a procession of citizens, the two gods mounted the acropolis. Posiden struck the side of the cliff with his trident and a spring welled up. The people marveled, but the water was as salty as Posidens seas and wasn't very useful. Athena's gift was an olive tree, which was better because it gave the people food, oil and wood. Athena named her city Athens.
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