Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, War, and Crafts by Teri TempleAthena is portrayed as a Greek goddess of wisdom, crafts, and war in this mythical book that explains her significance. Careful illustrations are drawn to reflect on her power and beauty. This book peeks the readers curiosity toward Greek mythology and other gods and goddesses by placing a family tree at the beginning of the book. The illustrator uses vivid colors and painting-like images that cover a full page. The target audience would be children from 9 to 12 years of age. Although many cultures carry their own set fantasies and myths, Greek mythology could be classified as a right of passage from elementary to the middle school years. This book and it series are a must read.
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Athena , also spelled Athene , in Greek religion , the city protectress, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason, identified by the Romans with Minerva. She was essentially urban and civilized, the antithesis in many respects of Artemis , goddess of the outdoors. Athena was probably a pre-Hellenic goddess and was later taken over by the Greeks. Yet the Greek economy, unlike that of the Minoans, was largely military, so that Athena, while retaining her earlier domestic functions, became a goddess of war. She was the daughter of Zeus , produced without a mother, so that she emerged full-grown from his forehead.
Athena, also referred to as Athene, is a very important goddess of many things. She is goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare and is often portrayed as companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavour. Athena was born from Zeus after he experienced an enormous headache and she sprang fully grown and in armour from his forehead. She has no mother but one of the most commonly cited stories is that Zeus lay with Metis , the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, and then swallowed her whole as he feared she will give birth to a child more powerful than him because of a prophecy — but she had already conceived. If you use any of the content on this page in your own work, please use the code below to cite this page as the source of the content. Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War Athena, also referred to as Athene, is a very important goddess of many things.
As a goddess of war, Athena often shows up in Greek legend to assist various heroes -- Heracles, Odysseus and Jason all got a helping hand from Athena. - Athena [b] or Athene , [c] often given the epithet Pallas , [d] is an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft, and warfare  who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva.
Athena, goddess of wisdom Though Hercules had an enemy, Hera, on Mount Olympus, he also had a friend. The goddess Athena, wearing a helmet. Photograph by Maria Daniels, courtesy of the Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation Athena, the goddess of wisdom and military victory, and also the patron of the city of Athens, was Hercules' half-sister. Her parents were Zeus and Metis, a nymph. Zeus heard a prophecy that the child Metis bore after she gave birth to Athena would become the lord of heaven, so, to prevent this from happening, he swallowed Metis while she was still pregnant with Athena.