Athena (Minerva)

Questions about Athena, also spelled Athene, the goddess of wisdom and battle. Called Minerva by the Romans, she was born from Zeus's split skull.

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Athena (Minerva)

What animal symbols Athena?

The owl is a symbol of wisdom, which is why it is considered to be the animal of Athena.

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Was Athena Zeus' first daughter?

No and yes, as Athena was the daughter of Metis, whom Zeus swallowed, Metis being his first wife - and no because Zeus with Themis his second wife he had six daughters before Athena came forth from his head.

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Did Athena the goddess exist?

Possibly Athena existed.

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Strengths and weakness of Athena?

Athena's strengths were rationality and intelligence. She was a powerful defender in war but also a potent peacemaker. Her weakness was that reason ruled her. She was not usually emotional or compassionate.

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Why did Athena name her city?

There was a competition between Poseidon and Athena, who both loved the city. Poseidon gave the people a spring, but the water was salty like the oceans he ruled. Athena gave them an olive tree. They decided this was the better gift because it gave them food, oil and wood, so they named the city Athens after her.

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What does it mean if you have gray eyes?

Im pretty sure it means you are a child of Athena but that is an ancient greek myth. , sorry if it doesnt!!!!!!

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What is a paragraph about arachne and Athena?

well i don't have paragraph, but what the whole thing is about is Arachne compared her self to Athena and Athena got super angry (you don't compare your self to the god's) so Athena tried to warn Arachne by coming to earth as an old woman and told her not to compare her self to Athena. but Arachne refused and the old woman turned into Athena and they had a competition on who could make the most beautiful quilt and when Athena was done she went to look at Arachne's quilt and it shows horrible things about the god's so Athena turned Arachne into a spider. so that's why thing's are now called arachnophobia arachnids and so on.

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Zeus (Jupiter)

How did Zeus swallow Athena's mother Metis?

He turned Metis into a fly and swallowed her.

Why?

Because they were expecting a child and Zeus thought if its going to be a boy, he might turn out stronger than me just like how i did the same to my dad. So therefore he decided to swallow her (:

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Artemis (Diana)

What are the symbols of the Greek goddess Artemis?

The goddess Artemis's symbols include: a stag, a bear, a wolf, a falcon, hounds, her gold bow and arrows, the cypress tree, and the crescent moon.

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What is the geographic origin of Christianity?

All of Israel. As it states in Acts, the Chistians met in the Synagogos in the evenings. When Christianity spread outside of Israel, the Chrsitians met in homes.
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What does Minerva wear?

She has a silver helmet, and owl perched on her shoulder, a shield (maybe with Medusa's head on it), a robe and sandals. Hope I helped at least a little bit! PS: Athena has gray eyes. If you are planning to dress up as her, if you're allowed to, get some gray contacts. If you are not comfortable, don't get the contacts. It's not necessary, just an enhancing part of the costume.

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What happened to metis after she was eaten in the Greek myth?

She remained inside Zeus and is sometimes considered to be the mother of Athena.

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What is Athena's influence in current society?

She was the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, which are both things that are heavily coveted today.

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Why is Telemachus awake when Athena comes upon him?

He had been nervously thinking of his father and wasn't able to get to sleep.

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What is Athena the Greek goddesses latin name?

Minerva

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Is one of Athena's symbols the moon?

No. Her symbols are the owl, olive tree, and her shield Aegis.

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Did Athena commit any crimes?

Well, as far as I can remember, she committed two or three major crimes, firstly she accidentally murdered Pallas the daughter of Triton and the granddaughter of her uncle Poseidon, then along with Hera and Aphrodite she kind of started the Trojan war which killed thousands and finally, it's not really a crime but it's certainly unfair, she cursed Medusa for getting raped in her temple so she wasn't the best of goddesses...

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Athena is the god of what?

Wisdom, knowledge, strategy, and war.

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Athena is a goddess.

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What is Greek goddess Psyche goddess of?

Psyche was a daughter of mortals. She had two more sisters. Cupid, the god of love, fell in love with her. They had a daughter Hedone/ Pleasure.

Psyche, the soul of humans, was exploited by the philosophers of the ancient times as well as by all religions. The majority accept that Psyche is immortal.

Answer

Soul.

Supplementary answer

Psyche never was part of Greek mythology. The word is Greek for soul (as in psychology). Not until about about 160 AD does Psyche appear as a person, and it was in a piece of Roman fiction. The Roman philosopher and writer Lucius Apuleius wrote a long story called The Golden Ass. In this an old woman tells about Cupid and Psyche and in her tale Psyche is taken into the company of the Greek deities, or rather their Roman counterparts.

In Roman mythology, she is the girl whom Cupid fell in love with. She is said to be beautiful than Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty herself. Since Venus wont stop in making Psyche suffer, Cupid ask Zeus for help and make Psyche as a Goddess. Goddess of soul.

I don't get why there's all these answers for where she came from. Psyche was the goddess of the soul, and that's the answer to the question.

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Aphrodite (Venus)

Did Aphrodite and Athena fight over beauty?

Yes, in the Judgment of Paris, she, Aphrodite, and Hera each claimed to be the fairest, though the beauty context was not so much about beauty as it was about which goddess offered the best bribe to Paris. This event would kickstart the Trojan War.

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What are the similarities between Zeus and Athena?

Well, Athena was born out of Zeus' head, so they are father and daughter. All the other gods and goddesses are totally jealous of both of them. They are both really powerful and stuff.

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How did the gorgon sisters die?

only medusa died cause perseus killed her. the other two were immortal.

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Heroes of Olympus Book Series

What will The Mark of Athena be about?

I predict that there will be a lot to it. There are clues in The Son of Neptune, but we still won't get the whole picture until it actually comes out. So far, I have found these clues:

  1. It is implied in the beginning of the second book that Octavian looks like Luke Castellan.
  2. Nico di Angelo has been captured by the forces of Gaea.
  3. Ella's prophecy: Wisdom's daughter walks alone, The Mark of Athena burns through Rome.
  4. At the end of the book, Hera/Juno tells Percy, "The one who you love, the one who hates me most, will be the one to cause you the most trouble."
  5. Leo Valdez is the spitting image of Sammy Valdez, Hazel's almost boyfriend, from Hazel's previous New Orleans life. They share the same last name.

This could tell us...

  1. Annabeth might have a relapse and go to Octavian because of the resemblance. She has always been crazy for Luke. She's a complete sucker for him, anyways.
  2. They will rescue Nico
  3. I don't know about this one. What is "the Mark of Athena?" How can it "burn through Rome?". I'm guessing that this must be some gift from Athena like the blessing of Aphrodite or the Giff of Ares. Athena said herself that Annabeth is one of her all time favorite daughters so it kind of makes sense.But one thing is for sure. This prophecy is definitely about Annabeth.
  4. Maybe Sammy Valdez was given rebirth? Nico said himself that his dead sister, Bianca di Angelo, chose rebirth, so it is possible that Sammy chose to be reincarnated.

Anyway, that's all I can give you. I'm pretty sure that all of this stuff will be in the Mark of Athena.

HAPPY READINGS!

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What was events was leon trotsy involved in?

that every man should cheat on his wife with her best friends and give them all aids then say they raped you

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Why is Athena birth so unusual?

The Greek goddess Athena's birth was unusual because she was born straight from the head of her father Zeus.

Some say she had no mother, but in other myths, Zeus laid with Metis, a Titan. He was afraid of the consequences and ate her whole, but it was too late: she was already impregnated.

One day, Zeus got a splitting headache. He asked Hephaestus to cut his head open with a double-sided axe (as he was immortal, it would not kill him). From Zeus' head sprang his daughter Athena, fully grown and in battle armour.

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