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Athena - The Greek Goddess of Wisdom

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Athena was born from the forhead of Zeus. She is pictured as a young woman wearing a helmet and holding a shield. The owl is Athena's symbol as it signifies watchfulness, and wisdom. She is a peacemaker, and a powerful defender in war. Athena is also rational, and intelligent. She is weakend by her lack of emotions, and compasion along with the fact the reason rules her.

Athena was born fully armed from Zeus's forehead, and it is said that this was because he swallowed her mother, Metis while she was pregnant with Athena. Eventhough she was Zeus's daughter, she could also conspire against him in order to oppose his plans.

One of Athena's titles is the "Gray eyed", this comes out of her gift to the Greeks which was the olive tree. The underside of the olive trees leaf is gray, and when the leaf is lifted you can see Athena's many eyes.

Athens was named after Athena, and the Parthenon is her best known, and preserved temple.


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