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The Combat of Mars and Minerva (detail), by Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), French Neoclassical painter. Athena (Roman: Minerva) was considered the child of Zeus alone for Zeus had swallowed her mother, Metis, and gave birth to Athena himself through his head and fully grown. She was the goddess of civilization and war, reason and violence. In the Illiad Homer describes how Athena removed a robe which she had made with her own hands and "armed herself for grievous war."

The Combat of Mars and Minerva (detail), by Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), French Neoclassical painter. Athena (Roman: Minerva) was considered the child of Zeus alone for Zeus had swallowed her mother, Metis, and gave birth to Athena himself through his head and fully grown. She was the goddess of civilization and war, reason and violence. In the Illiad Homer describes how Athena removed a robe which she had made with her own hands and "armed herself for grievous war."

Athena Statue - Goddess of Wisdom, War, & the Arts - Greek Mythology -

Athena Statue - Goddess of Wisdom, War, & the Arts - Greek Mythology -

Athena - Greek goddess of wisdom and war - believed by some academics to have originated from a littoral north African bird goddess - was frequently associated with an owl. While this may have been a holdover from a presumed avian origin, the owl has subsequently become a symbol of wisdom due to association with the goddess.

Athena - Greek goddess of wisdom and war - believed by some academics to have originated from a littoral north African bird goddess - was frequently associated with an owl. While this may have been a holdover from a presumed avian origin, the owl has subsequently become a symbol of wisdom due to association with the goddess.

sculpture of Athena Parthenos, so called "Athena Varvakeion" orginal marble by Phidias, circa 450-430 BCE, from Temple of Athens, Attica

sculpture of Athena Parthenos, so called "Athena Varvakeion" orginal marble by Phidias, circa 450-430 BCE, from Temple of Athens, Attica

Gaueko- Basque myth: a spirit of the night. he punishes those who claim to not fear the darkness of the night.

Gaueko- Basque myth: a spirit of the night. he punishes those who claim to not fear the darkness of the night.

Minerva. Roman, 2nd Century AD; found on the Esquiline Hill in Rome. Helmet and bust by Carlo Albacini, 1783; from the collection of Charles Townley. Now in the British Museum

Minerva. Roman, 2nd Century AD; found on the Esquiline Hill in Rome. Helmet and bust by Carlo Albacini, 1783; from the collection of Charles Townley. Now in the British Museum

Know thine mythology!

Know thine mythology!

<strong>Design Toscano</strong> Minerva, Roman Goddess of Wisdom Bust

<strong>Design Toscano</strong> Minerva, Roman Goddess of Wisdom Bust

Athena | God Mode Version | Artist: Inkten

Athena | God Mode Version | Artist: Inkten

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