Saturday, February 26, 2005


Greek Mythology

Name: Athena
Domain: Athens, The Greek Goddess of Wisdom
Weapon: Sword and shield


Athena is the Greek goddess of the crafts and arts. She was the patron goddess of Athens. Athena later became the Greek god of wisdom.

Zeus was once married to Metis. It was prophesied that a son born to Metis would overthrow Zeus as he had overthrown Cronus. To prevent that from happening Zeus devoured Metis. Eventually Zeus began to have excruciating headaches. He summoned Hephaestus to assist. Hephaestus struck Zeus' forehead with an ax, and Athena emerged in full armor.

Athena assisted several heroes in their endeavors such as Perseus, Jason, Odysseus, and Hercules.