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  • Athena

    Athena Athena‚ a Greek goddess of war‚ wisdom and arts & crafts‚ was the daughter of Zeus and Metis. 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. When the time came for Athena to be born‚ the smith god‚ Hephaistos‚ opened Zeus’ head with an axe‚ and Athena stepped out‚ in full armor. The birth of Athena was a favorite topic of Greek

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    In Greek religion and mythology‚ Athena also referred to as Pallas Athena is the goddess of wisdom‚ courage‚ inspiration‚ civilization‚ law and justice‚ just warfare‚ mathematics‚ strength‚ strategy‚ the arts‚ crafts‚ and skill. The story of her birth comes in several versions. In the one most commonly cited‚ Zeus lay with Metis‚ the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom‚ but he immediately feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear children more powerful than the sire

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    Arianna Mrs. Sani English 1 23 September 2013 Athena: Goddess of Wisdom In Greek mythology‚ there are many deites. The Greeks had a God or Goddess for nearly everything. They needed a way to explain the existence of animals‚ humans‚ or natural phenomena. Athena was the Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom; her roman counterpart is Minerva. Athena was one of the most powerful of the goddesses. She was called the daughter of Zeus; but the Greeks believed that she had sprung full grown from his

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    Although Athena appears before Zeus at Knossos —in Linear B‚ as a-ta-na po-ti-ni-ja‚ "Mistress Athena"[16]—in the Classical Olympian pantheon‚ Athena was remade as the favorite daughter of Zeus‚ born fully armed from his forehead.[17] The story of her birth comes in several versions. In the one most commonly cited‚ Zeus lay with Metis‚ the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom‚ but he immediately feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear children more powerful than the

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    Athena was one of the most powerful of the goddesses. She was called the daughter of Zeus; but the Greeks believed that she had sprung full grown from his head‚ wearing her helmet and armor. She was more warlike than the other goddesses‚ and was almost always successful in her battles. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and learning. The owl was her favorite bird‚ because of its wise and solemn look‚ and it is often represented with Athena in the images which the Greeks made of her. While Artemis

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  • Goddess Athena

    Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war. She invented math. Her responsibilities were giving wisdom‚ inspiring‚ inventions‚ and protecting Athens. She could change herself into other forms and shapes. Her weapons were a lance‚ shield‚ and a fringed cloak. Athena lived on Mount Olympus. Her parents were Zeus and Metis. Metis was a Titaness. Her birth was more than unusual. Metis was to bring forth the new goddess‚ Athena. Zeus decided to put her into his own belly‚ as Gaia and Uranus had

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  • Rip Athena

    The Tennessean David Mikhael Mr. Snow Imaginative Writing May 22‚ 2013 R.I.P. Athena Today‚ we morn the tragic loss of a great god. On May 22‚ 2013‚ the great god Athena was found dead on mount Olympus. She will be remembered forever as the goddess of wisdom and military victory. She was also the guardian and patron of Athens‚ Greece. She helped build Athens into an economic power house

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  • Medusa: Athena

    Mythology knows who she is. She turened people to stone if they looked at her and was killed by Perseus with the help Athena then placed her head onto a sheild. But‚ how did Medusa become the lady with snake hair that you can not look at? She was not born this way it all comes from her talking badly about the wrong Goddess. Medusa was a preistess at a temple for the Goddess Athena. She was very devoted to her‚ and told everyone who came to see the temple of the beloved Goddess to many Greek people

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  • The Role of Athena

    women played a significant role in Odysseus’s journey back to Ithaca. In particular‚ the role of Athena is arguably the most important role to Odysseus. Without the help Odysseus receives from Athena‚ he wouldn’t be the most well known epic hero of all time. Athena is important to Odysseus due to her role as the goddess of war and battle‚ and as a Greek war hero‚ Odysseus receives much favor from Athena. She frequently disguises herself in order to help Odysseus. She appears as a little girl‚ a Sheppard

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  • The Cunning Athena

    2012 The Cunning Athena The myth of Pallas Athena inspired many artists to create marvelous pieces of art. Athena’s myth is about how you can’t run away from your problems and not to be so self-centered. For when Zeus swallowed Metis‚ his intension was to not have his two children born to him because they were going to defeat him. Zeus didn’t know that one way or another; Athena was going to be born. This myth inspired Jacopo Tintoretto to create a beautiful painting called Athena and Arachne. Although

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