Godess of War, Cunning Wisdon, Pot-Making and wool-working
Athena's motherand father was Zeus and Metis. Her mothers name, Metis, means wisdom. Before Athena was born, Zeus was warned that any child of Metis, would be much more powerful than its father. Zeus was worried and swallowed Metis whole, before she could give birth to their child.
A while later, Zeus started getting painful headaches. The headaches became so severe that Zeus asked Hephaistos to cut his headopen to see what was causing so much pain.