Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and strategy She is one of the Twelve Olympian Athenas symbol is the owl the wisest of the birds She also had a shield called Aegis which was a present given to her by Zeus She is often shown with her helmet on and with her shield, which has Medusa's head on it. This was a present to her from Perseus.
Goddess of wisdom, war and the crafts and favourite daughter of zeus athena was perhaps, the wisest, most courageous, and certainly the most resourceful of the Olympian gods.
Zeus was told that his son would take his throne from him, just as he had taken power from his father Cronus. Accordingly, when Metis was pregnant, he swallowed her and Athena was born from Zeus’ head, wearing armour and fully grown. A popular theme in ancient art is often depicted in the role of midwife, splitting Zeus’ head with an axe
Athena is the protector of Athens, Greece, a city named after her. The Parthenon, which is on the Acropolis in Athens, is her most famous temple. She also helped many heroes, including Heracles, Jason, and Odysseus, and is always seen with Nike, the goddess of victory.
Epithets of Athena include Pallas and Parthenos , living up to which, she is conspicuous amongst the gods for not indulging in illicit relationships with other divinities, demi-gods, or mortals. Other epithets were Promachos (of war) - perhaps referring to more patriotic, defensive, and strategic, rather than attacking warfare, in contrast to her more aggressive, conflict-loving brother Ergane (of the crafts), and (victory).