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Fast Facts About the Olympians - The Goddess Athena

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Peaceable Athena Statue at the Louvre

Peaceable Athena Statue at the Louvre. Roman marble copy of Greek bronze Athena of Piraeus.

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Fast Facts About the Olympians > Athena

Name: Greek - Athena; Roman - Minerva

Family

Parents: Zeus and Metis
Birth: Born from the head of Zeus, assisted by Hephaestus, Prometheus, Hermes, or Palamaon
Foster Parent: Pallas
Mates: Hephaestus, sort of
Children: Erichthonius [see Athena and the first kings of Athens]

Role of Athena:
Athena is a goddess of wisdom and crafts, war and strategy, and inventions in science, industry, art, and agriculture. She is best known as the olive-giving patron of her namesake Athens.

Canonical Olympian? Yes. Athena is a canonical Olympian.

References:

The 12 Olympian Gods

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