Athena The greek GODDESS of wisdom, craft, and war strategy

Athena's symbols are the owl that represents wisdom and the olive tree which symbolizes the tree she gave to win over Athens. This is an artifact from Athens and has an owl and olive branch

Athens artifact

5 interesting facts about Athena

1) Athena is the daughter of Zeus but doesn't have a mother because she was born by springing out of Zeus' head full grown and in full battle armor

2) She invented the bridle, which was able to allow man to tame horses, the trumpet, the flute, the pot, the rake, the plow, the yoke, the ship, and the chariot were also some of her other inventions

3) Athena helped the heroes Perseus, Jason, Cadmus, Odysseus and hearculeus in their quests

4) Athena has her own temple called the Parthenon and statue in the Greek city Athens and the statue is still standing but the temple was somewhat destroyed

Statue of Athena

5) Athena and Poseidon both granted gifts to Athens to try and become the patron of the city which would be later named Athens after Athena because Poseidon gifted the city water but Athena gifted them an Olive tree which won over the city

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