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The Winter Storm's Namesake - Athena

By November 7, 2012

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Peaceable Athena Statue at the Louvre
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The people who name storms have chosen the popular patron goddess of Athens, Athena, goddess of strategic aspects of war, crafts, and wisdom, for the current threat to the eastern United States. Read more about the goddess: Athena Profile.



November 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm
(1) Newlyweds Guide Francesca says:

I’m sitting here waiting for Athena to strike. Here in NJ, we are already getting slushy stuff. Ugh!

November 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm
(2) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

I certainly hope the storm Athena proves not to be devastating like her catastrophic predecessor Sandy.

November 9, 2012 at 3:00 am
(3) Poetry for Life says:

Where are you stationed now, NS Gill? If you don’t wish to answer, that’s OK. I notice that you spent some time in Minnesota. Did you find the winters challenging there?

I like winter! I think it’s my favorite season. My philosophy is that the weather is the weather. Some people seem to rue the weather and even grouse about it, but I have learned to take the weather for what it is. That’s true even for bitter, uncompromising weather.

I’d like to thank you for putting so much of yourself into this website. I’ve always been a voracious reader. I fashioned my house before building the foundation, though. As I approached 60, I began to delve into Greek and Roman classics, as well as studies of the Middle Ages. I enjoy reading your articles!

November 11, 2012 at 7:52 am
(4) ancienthistory says:

I quite like bracing cold. It’s summers I have real trouble with.

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