Goddess Athena was the patroness of the city of Athens and the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. The beloved daughter of Zeus, was one of the twelve Olympian gods. Her symbol was the owl and her sacred tree was the olive tree. The goddess is depicted wearing a helmet and holding a shield. An impressive statue, made of casted alabaster, ideal for your home decoration.
Dimensions: 6,5 cm x 25 cm x 6 cm
Athena, in Greek mythology, was the goddess of wisdom, strategy and martial art, philosophy and weaving. She was also the patron goddess of Athens, as well as patroness of craftsmanship. Her symbol was the owl and herd of Athena and her sacred tree was the olive, which she donated to the Athenians, in order to become the patroness of the city. In her honor, the Athenians held the Panathenaic games, an ancient Greek festival of Athens which took place in the city every four years.
The goddess was born, coming out of the head of Zeus, fully armed, wearing a helmet and holding a shield. Athena was the favorite daughter of Zeus, and inherited her father's omnipotence and the wariness and wisdom of her mother, Metis. Goddess Athena, apart from Athens, was worshipped widely in Thessaly, Boeotia, Athens and Amorgos. Athena always remained chaste (Athena Parthenos) and the Athenians founded the Parthenon, the most famous temple dedicated to her, on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens, in her honour, which became the symbol of the city.
Statues of goddess Athena are exhibited at the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum in Athens and the Archaeological Museum in Piraeus.
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