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Background Information (Athena) Daughter of Zeus.Daughter of Zeus. She is also the goddess of wisdom.She is also the goddess of wisdom. Athena was an artisan.Athena was an artisan. Athena leaped from her fathers head Zeus already adult and dressed in her armor.Athena leaped from her fathers head Zeus already adult and dressed in her armor.
Athena doesn’t have a mother.Athena doesn’t have a mother. She was the favorite child of Zeus.She was the favorite child of Zeus. Her symbol is an owl.Her symbol is an owl. Athena was never married but was very fond of Odysseus and helped him whenever she could on his long journey home.Athena was never married but was very fond of Odysseus and helped him whenever she could on his long journey home. Athena's name is sometimes spelled Athina or Anthene.Athena's name is sometimes spelled Athina or Anthene.
Athena Background Info Cont. She was responsible for fruiting Olive trees.She was responsible for fruiting Olive trees. Hephaestus attempted to rape Athena.Hephaestus attempted to rape Athena. Athena is the lady of Athens.Athena is the lady of Athens.
In the small town of Ledia there was a maiden named Arachne. Arachne was famous in her town for being a skillful weaver. Girls and Nereid's stopped by everyday to see her weave.
Arachne liked to boast about her skill in weaving. She had claimed that she had learned the skill of weaving by herself and nobody could compete against her not even the goddess of the skill Athena.
When Athena had heard about Arachne bragging and boasting she got disappointed. Athena was going to dress up as an old lady and appear right in front of Arachne.
When she arrived in front of Arachne she said “My Dear” “I am old and have much experience from life, so let me give you one advice: don’t ever mess up with a goddess; no mortal can compete against Athena, take back your words and kindly ask for forgiveness.” When she arrived in front of Arachne she said “My Dear” “I am old and have much experience from life, so let me give you one advice: don’t ever mess up with a goddess; no mortal can compete against Athena, take back your words and kindly ask for forgiveness.”
After hearing this Arachne was furious. She threw the thread at the old woman telling her she didn’t need her advice and that if Athena really cares then she should come here herself to compete against her. Athena gave up her disguise and returned back to herself. Everybody kneeled to Athena except Arachne.
The competition had began. The were both doing well. Athena was weaving the Parthenon and her contest with god Poseidon. Arachne on the other hand was making fun of the gods in her weavings.
Even though Arachne’s weaving was better than Athena’s Athena didn’t care. She pointed her finger at Athena and suddenly Arachne transformed into a small spider and Athena cried “You want spin” “Go ahead and spin” Now arachne would weave forever and have all her weavings destroyed.
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