Friday, June 7, 2013

Day 7: For The Love of Mythology: Athena



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

 In Greek religion and mythology, Athena or Athene (/əˈθiːnə/ or /əˈθiːniː/; Attic: Ἀθηνᾶ, Athēnā or Ἀθηναία, Athēnaia; Epic: Ἀθηναίη, Athēnaiē; Ionic: Ἀθήνη, Athēnē; Doric: Ἀθάνα, Athānā), also referred to as Pallas Athena/Athene (/ˈpæləs/; Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ; Παλλὰς Ἀθήνη), is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva is the Roman goddess identified with Athena.

Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honour.

Athena's veneration as the patron of Athens seems to have existed from the earliest times, and was so persistent that archaic myths about her were recast to adapt to cultural changes. In her role as a protector of the city (polis), many people throughout the Greek world worshiped Athena as Athena Polias (Ἀθηνᾶ Πολιάς "Athena of the city"). The city of Athens and the goddess Athena essentially bear the same name, "Athenai" meaning "[many] Athenas".


 Athena in the movies

Athena in Immortals

Athena in Percy Jackson

Can't seem to find anymore? Do you know of any other movies or books that Athena was featured in?? I love recommendations




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3 comments:

Tina Kohrman said...

I really enjoy the story of Athena. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

Eva Millien said...

I'll have to think about this one and let you know.

Mrs. Jones said...

Im totally digging Persophene and Hades, only because I recently read Everbound by Brodi! :)
Thanks
Theresa Jones

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