Fast Facts About the Olympians > Athena
Name: Greek - Athena; Roman - Minerva
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.