Athena a feminine warrior, daughter of Zeus. She sprang full grown in armor from his forehead, thus has no mother. • She is fierce and brave in battle but, only participates in wars to defend the state and home from outside enemies. • Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, strength, strategy, mathematics, the arts, crafts, and skill. • She was Zeus's favorite child and was allowed to use his weapons including his thunderbolt.