- 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
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