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The Greek Gods

Athene

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Roman Name: Minerva, Pallas
Pronunciation: uh THEE nee
Job: Goddess of Wisdom, the arts, and war.
Symbol: Aegis- A Cloak, sometimes decorated with a gorgon's head, a Helmet, and a Spear, Owl and Olives.
Birth: Zeus had a large headache. His head split open and Athene came out of his brain.
Marriage: None
Children: None

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Interesting Stories about Athene:

Metis, was the first wife of Zeus and her name means ’wisdom’. When Zeus saw that Metis was pregnant, he was afraid that the child would kill him. He swallowed Metis to prevent the birth. It didn’t work. Athene sprang, fully armed and armored, from the head of Zeus.

Athene is the virgin goddess of intellect and invention. She is one of only three who can resist the charms and spells of Aphrodite. Hestia and Artemis are the other two.

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