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The Goddess Athena or Minerva By Reeves Oyster http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena
Spheres of Influence Athena or Minerva, is the goddess of wisdom, warfare strategies, divine intelligence, and crafts. Athena is also the patron goddess of Athens. http://www.greece-athens.com/ Athens
Relation to other Deities Zeus Hera Metis Athena Metis, is the Goddess of deep thought and intelligence. Aphrodite Hephaestus Athena never had any children, and her mother and father are Zeus and Metis. However, Zeus, even though he was married to Hera, mated with many other goddesses. Because of this, Athena has many half brothers and sisters, cousins, and many other family members. Shown above is the relationship with Aphrodite and Hephaestus, Athena’s half brothers and sisters.
Deity in Ancient Times Athena or Minerva with a shield and spear painted on an ancient pot. This pot was estimated to be painted in the year c. 490 B.C.E.. http://www.arthistory.sbc.edu/imageswomen/papers/stebbinsathena/athena2.html
Deity In Much Later Period This is a Renaissance painting by Botticelli, the photograph shoes Athena vanquishing a centaur. https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/prec/www/course/mythology/0500/athena.htm
Deity Now A statue of Athena in Athens. This statue remains still in modern days, showing Athena ready for battle. http://www.amarjah.com/infopages/paths/manna.htm
Athena’s Story Athena was born out of Zeus’ head when he swallowed Metis. Arachne was one of Athena’s pupils Arachne was a beautiful weaver, and challenged Athena to a weaving contest Athena and Arachne competed, but in Arachne’s tapestry she made fun of all of Zeus’s wives. Athena turned Arachne into a spider, so came arachnophobia http://ushistoryimages.com/jamestown-colony.shtm