Definition: Athena was the goddess of wisdom who was born fully armed from the head of her father Zeus. She was the goddess of wisdom and crafts, the patron goddess of Athens, but also a goddess of war. Athena helped many of the Greek heroes, especially crafty Odysseus. Athena is also known for turning Arachne into a spider. Athena is known by the Romans as the goddess Minerva.
Also Known As: Minerva
Alternate Spellings: Athene