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Ancient Greek Goddess Athena Wall Relief

Ancient Greek Goddess Athena Wall Relief
Ancient Greek Goddess Athena Wall Relief

Athena was the Goddess of wisdom and women’s crafts in the mythology of the Greeks. She was also a defender against evil and as such she was a warrior Goddess par excellence. Athena was the daughter of Zeus and Metis. When Metis became pregnant, Gaia and Uranus told Zeus that after giving birth to a daughter, she would then have a son by Zeus who would later dethrone him. Athena’s attributes were the spear, the helmet and the Aegis (a goat-skin shield). She attached the Gorgon’s head which Perseus had given her to her shield, and this turned to stone every living thing that looked at it.

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