Athena, The Most Important Goddess In Greek Mythology

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Athena also referred to as athene, is a very important goddess in greek mythlogy. She is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic welfare, mathematics, strength, strategic, arts, crafts, and skill. She is known to be the companion of heroes and patron goddess of heroic endeavor. There are different stories about who athena parents might be, there are stories like zeus had a bad headache and hephaestus used his hammer to open zeus’s head and athena sprang out of his head with a warrior like cry and fully dressed and was holding a spear. There are other stories like zeus laye with metis, goddess of crafty thoughts and wisdom, and then swallowed her whole because he feared she will give birth to a child more powerful than him because of a prophecy but she was already pregnant.
Athena is one of the three virgin goddess along with artemis, goddess of the moon and hestia, goddess of hearth and home. She is known to be counterpart of ares, god of war. According to some sources, Athena was praised for her compassion and generosity and is known to be zeus favorite child. Athena invented the flute but she never played it. She is also known to be gray eyed.

She turned the weaver arachne into a spider after the mortal woman insulted Athena and the Olympian god. She also helped perseus in his quest to kill medusa. Looking directly at medusa would turn any man to stone, so Athena provided perseus with her polished

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