Athena

Beth Windedahl

Athena

Goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts, and literature
Roman name~ Minerva

Mother~ Metis

Father~ Zues

Children~ none

Spouse~ none

Symbols~Owl and the Olive Tree

10 facts about Athena

  1. Athena was fierce and brave in battle.
  2. She didn't have a mother, instead she sprang full grown and clad in armor from Zues' forehead.
  3. She only took part in wars that defended the state and home from outside enimies.
  4. She invented the bridle, trumpet, flute, the pot, rake, plow, yoke, ship, and the chariot.
  5. She was the embodiment of wisdom, reason, and purity.
  6. She was Zues' favorite child and was allowed to use his weapons including his thunderbolt.
  7. Her holy tree was olive tree and she was often symbolized as an owl.
  8. She was the patron of the city, handcraft, and agriculture.
  9. She became the patron goddess of Poseidon by offering the olive tree to the Athenians.
  10. It is evident that Athena and Athens derive from the same root.

Why I chose Athena

I chose this goddess because I thought it would be interesting to learn more about her. She is known for her intellegence. I think I am very intelligent too. She's also known for her bravery. She fought for what was right. I like fighting for what is right. She seems like a really cool goddess. That's why I chose Athena.