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Greek Mythology Lesson Day 5 - Athena


Who is Athena?

Athena is the Olympian goddess of wisdom and war and the adored patroness of the city of Athens. A virgin deity, she was also – somewhat paradoxically – associated with peace and handicrafts, especially spinning and weaving. Majestic and stern, Athena surpassed everybody in both of her main domains. In fact, even Ares feared her; and all Greek heroes asked her for help and advice.

What did Athena rule over?

Athena ruled over the Wisdom, the War, the Weaving and the Crafts.

Where was Athena's home?

Athena's home was Mount Olympus.

How many children did Athena have?

Athena did not have any children of her own.

Who where the consorts of Athena?

Athena did not have any consorts therefore she was a virgin.

What where the symbols of Athena?

Athena's symbols were the Owls, the Olive tree, the Snakes, the Aegis, the Armor, the Helmets, the Spears and the Gorgoneion.

What were the sacred animals of Athena?

Athena's sacred plants were the Olive tree.



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