Athena Essay

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  • The Differences Of Athena And Athena

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    Athena is the mythological goddess of wisdom, her being has been an endless inspiration for many artists throughout the centuries. Athena was such an influence that there’s been numerous paintings and statues under her name. She holds the title of being the most intelligent and powerful of the 12 Olympian gods and is ranked Zeus's favorite child. The Athenians loved her so much they considered her to be their special protector and named their city after her. Are they any similarities or differences

  • Athena Vs Athena

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    In legendary history and in Christine De Pizan’s “Book of the City of Ladies” Athena is described as an inspiring, innovative, and powerful woman in ancient Greece. There are, however, many differences in the way she is portrayed and the stories that she is tied with. Along with differences there are many similarities of the versions of her, which include her intelligence, her ingenious thinking, and her skill in warfare. In Greek mythology Athena’s historical background or mythical past states

  • What Is Athena The Favorite Daughter Of Athena?

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    Athena was the most courageous, wise, and the resourceful of the Olympian gods. Athena was the favorite daughter of Zeus. Athena’s dominion was Athens, as she beat out Poseidon to be the patron of the city. Athena was most well-known for her prestigious war strategies and for giving heroes courage. Athena is the goddess of wisdom, warfare, and crafts. She was one of the most powerful of the 12 Olympian gods. Athena served as the guardian of Athens, and the Parthenon was her temple. Athena is the

  • The Contributions Of Athena

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    Athena is an important goddess who has been given many different attributes by Greek people. She’s known as the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, the arts, military victory, crafts, and skills. Although Athena was known for many attributes, she was mostly known for her skills regarding war. She was said to be the female counterpart of Ares, the god of war, or even superior to him as she would look at the strategy side

  • The Characteristics Of Athena

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    Athena Athena is known as the Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Although she is known more specifically for her skill in warfare. She is usually portrayed as the companion of heroes and as the patron Goddess of heroic endeavour. Her birth was anything but normal, when Zeus got an enormous headache, Athena sprang out from his forehead, fully grown with armour. She has no confirmed

  • The Temple Of Athena Nike

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    The Temple of Athena Nike was built around 447-424 B.C.E. It was made in the southwest corner of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. This Temple was made of marble making it look classy and elegant for a goddess. Since Marble was such a rich material it was needed for a victor, which is why the temple was named Athena Nike. Nike means victory in the Greek language and Athena was the goddess of war and wisdom. The columns were made monolithic, so it was all made out of one big stone. The marble used

  • What Is The Love Of Athena

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    which resulted in a daughter named Athena. Athena is one of the twelve major Greek gods. She is the goddess of of wisdom and war as well as the patron of Athens. There are two well-know stories about the birth of Athena, also called Athene, Pallas, and Minerva which is her Roman name. In the first story, Zeus is the only parent of Athena. It is said that Zeus had an intense headache, and Athena sprang forth fully grown and wearing full armor. In the second, Athena is the daughter of Zeus -god of the

  • Who Is Athena Worshiped

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    Athena was a Greek Goddess best known for her skill in crafts and war strategy. She is said to be Zeus’s favorite child and the only one who is allowed to wield his thunderbolt and the aegis. She inspired the building of the first ship and had the idea to build the trojan horse. Athena is worshiped because she watches over the cities and protects the people.Athena was created by her father, Zeus. There was a prophesy that a woman named Metis would give birth to a child more powerful than him. He

  • Athena A Virgin Mother

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    Can you believe that Athena was a virgin mother?! Her child’s name was Erichthonius. The child was born to Hephaestus and Gaia (nickname: Earth) and Athena chose to become a foster mother. Athena was famous for her skill in Arts and Crafts like, spinning and weaving. She also invented the Flute, the Trumpet, the Plow, a Chariot and a bridle which were made to tame horses. Athena was known for her generosity and compassion, and she was also considered to be the Goddess of the City because she protected

  • The Statue Of Athena Parthenos

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    It was dedicated to the city’s deity Athena. The temple was made to give a statue made in Athena’s honor a home. When Athena led the Greek forces during the Persian wars, the people of Athens thought the world needed to see her success through a statue. Pheidias began sculpting the statue in 447 BCE. The statue would remain the city’s symbol for thousands of years until it completely disappeared from the historical record during the Late Antiquity period. Some sculpture details and descriptions