Most significant goddess in Greek Mythology

Thesis statement

In James M. Hunt’s “The Olympians”, Athena is the most significant goddess in Greek Mythology that represents something that is wise and shielding but also resilient when needed.


Athena is the wisest of all of the gods. She has established a lot of inventions that have started the spark of technology. Athena is resilient only when the wars are to defend the state and home from outside enemies. Zeus is her father, but she has no mother, seeing as she sprung full grown in armor from Zeus’s forehead. (The photo below is Zeus leader of all the gods and Athena),

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For example, the items Athena has created made it easier for everyday life. She has been called the goddess of handicrafts and agriculture as well. Athena has made items that were used for transportation.


“She invented the bridle, which permitted man to tame horses, the trumpet, the flute, the pot, the rake, the plow, the yoke, the ship, and the chariot” (Hunt 1).


This shows that without Athena the advancement in society would have never happened or would have been delayed. Athena’s discovery of items such as the trumpet and the flute have given people the choice to express themselves musically. The world would still slowly be developing if Athena hadn’t made her inventions. She may have thought that it would better advance the world with her inventions.


Lastly, Athena is the utmost important God because without her help, the advancement in technology would have never happened. Her impact is still being put in place today with her ideas that had spark the betterment of society.

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