Athena

In Greek mythology, Athena was the goddess of wisdom, of warfare, and of crafts. She ranked as Zeus's favorite child and one of the most powerful of the 12 Olympian gods. Although Athena was worshiped in many cities, the Athenians considered her to be their special protector and named their city after her. Many rulers sought her wisdom in both government and military matters. The Romans called her Minerva. Like Artemis (Diana), the goddess of the hunt, Athena was a virgin goddess. Unlike Artemis, she did not reject men. Athena took an active part in the lives of many heroes and enjoyed their bravery in battle.

Athena was the daughter of Zeus and of the Titan Metis, known for her...

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