2Athens 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.Athens
3Relation to other Deities ZeusHeraMetisAthenaAphroditeHephaestusAthena 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. Shownabove is the relationship with Aphrodite and Hephaestus, Athena’s half brothers and sisters.Metis, is the Goddess of deep thought and intelligence.
5Deity in Ancient TimesAthena 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..
6Deity 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
7Deity NowA statue of Athena in Athens. This statue remains still in modern days, showing Athena ready for battle.
8Athena’s StoryAthena was born out of Zeus’ head when he swallowed Metis.Arachne was one of Athena’s pupilsArachne was a beautiful weaver, and challenged Athena to a weaving contestAthena 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