The 5 Female GREEK Olympian gods
Amy Wong : 7 Tharawal
THE 5 FEMALE GREEK OLYMPIANS GODS
The Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Warfare, Divine Intelligence, Architecture and Crafts
The Greek Goddess of the Hunt, Forests and Hills, The Moon and Childbirth
The Queen of the Gods, and Greek Goddess of Marriage, Women and Birth
The Greek Goddess of Love, Beauty and Sexuality
The Greek Goddess of Hearth/Fireside, Architecture, Domesticity, Family and the State
OBJECTS & SYMBOLS OF ATHENA
- The Owl
The Owl is her pet. It symbolizes Wisdom (like it does in many cultures).
- Olive Tree
The Olive Tree was a gift from Athena to everyone. This tree gave oil, wood and food.
- Aegies (Breastplate)
An indestructible breastplate given to Athena by Perseus.
- Armour, Helmet and Spear
These three show that she has the duty of a warrior.
This lead to Zeus swallowing up Metis, and a very painful headache. Hephaestus, also known as Titan Prometheus, was summoned by Zeus to help him. In order to help Zeus, Hephaestus used an axe to split Zeus's forehead open (Zeus wanted to do this to see what was wrong). This made Athena spring and come forward in full armour.
Both Athena and Poseidon wanted to become the patron deity of Athens. In order to prove worthy of being Athen's patron deity, she made an olive tree spring to life on the citadel of Athens, the Acropolis. Determined to outdo her, Poseidon struck the ground with his trident, causing an enormous amount of water to spring forward. Unfortunately for being the God of the Sea, the water was salty and did not bring much use to the Athenians. They had found Athena's gift to them much more useful, which lead her to becoming the patron deity of Athens.
Athena assisted and joined Perseus, Jason, Cadmus, Odysseus and Heracles on their quests. She was a big part of Perseus's quest to slay Medusa because she wanted the Gorgon's head as a decoration for her shield.
HER PLACE - PARTHENON
In the 5th century BC, a gigantic temple was built on the Athenian Acropolis dedicated to Athena called the Parthenon. This was built at the place where Athena gave the gift of the olive tree to the Athenians. The gift of the olive tree made other olive trees grow near Plato's Academy, and had provided all the oil needed for the Panathenaic Games.
BIBLIOGRAPHY LIST - ATHENA
One day, the Queen of Thebes, Niobe, boasted that she was better then Leto because she had much more children then her, as the twins were the only children Leto had. Furious at her insult, Artemis and Apollo killed most of Niobe's children for revenge with their deadly arrows. Of course, Niobe had burst into tears, which lead her to turn into stone. As she stayed in her stone form, she continued to weep.
Artemis had spent most of her time hunting with Orion, a giant huntsman. Apollo had noticed this, and wanted to put an end to their relationship, and came up with a plan. One day, Apollo challenged Artemis to prove that she was worthy of being an archer. The challenge was to shoot a floating object far out at sea. Artemis accepted, and got bullseye. Unfortunately though, the object Artemis shot was Orion's head.
her place - the temple of artemis
In the 7th century BC, a flood happened to destroy the temple. It was decided to be rebuilt later on around in 550BC, and it had taken 10 years for it to be rebuilt. Unfortunately, it had to be rebuilt later on again as an act of arson (setting fire to buildings, wide areas etc.) by Herostratus occurred. After they had rebuilt it though, it was added to the list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
BIBLIOGRAPHY LIST - ARTEMIS
OBJECTS & SYMBOLS OF HERA
- A Peacock
The peacock resembles Hera's pride.
- A Cow
The cow symbolizes her role of giving birth to the children she raises and feeds with milk.
The pomegranate symbolizes martial love and fruitfulness. In most pictures, she is seen to be wearing a crown and holding a scepter, making it clear that she is the Queen of the Gods.