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Sounds Greek to me.

Athena

"Athene", "Athina" and "Pallas Athena" all redirect here. For other uses, see Athena (disambiguation), Athene (disambiguation), Athina (disambiguation) and Pallas Athena (disambiguation)

Athena

Marble Greek copy signed "Antiokhos", a first century BC variant of Phidias' fifth-century Athena Promachos that stood on the Acropolis Goddess of Wisdom, Warfare, Divine intelligence, and Crafts [1] Patron Goddess of Athens [1]

Abode Mount Olympus

Symbol Owls, Olive trees, Snakes, Aegis, Armor, Helmets, Spears Parents Zeus and Metis [2]

Siblings Porus [3]

Roman equivalent Minerva

Ancient Greek religion

Features Hubris · Reciprocity · Virtue Doctrines Mythology · Orthopraxy · Polytheism Practices Amphidromia · Animal sacrifice · Iatromantis · Pharmakos · Temples · Votive Offerings Deities Twelve Olympians: Aphrodite · Apollo · Ares · Artemis · Athena · Demeter · Dionysus · Hades · Hephaestus · Hera · Hermes · Hestia · Poseidon · Zeus ---Primordial[liveleak] deities: Aether · Chaos · Cronus · Erebus · Gaia · Hemera · Nyx · Tartarus · Uranus ---Lesser gods: Eros · Hebe · Hecate · Helios · Herakles · Iris · Nike · Pan · Selene Texts Argonautica · Bibliotheca · Iliad · Odyssey · Theogony · Works and Days See also Decline of Hellenistic polytheism · Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism · Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes

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In Greek mythology, Athena or Athene ( /əˈθiːnə/ or /əˈθiːniː/; Attic: θην, Athēnā or θηναία, Athēnaia; Epic: θηναίη, Athēnaiē; Ionic: θήνη, Athēnē; Doric: θάνα, Athana), also referred to as Pallas Athena/Athene ( /ˈpæləs/; Παλλς θην; Παλλς θήνη), is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, warfare, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, justice, and skill. Minerva, Athena's Roman incarnation, embodies similar attributes. [4] Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patron of Athens. The Athenians built the Parthenon on the Acropolisof her namesake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honour. [4]

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 (θην Πολιάς "Athena of the city"). Athens and Athena bear etymologically connected names. [5]
 
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