Athena

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  • Hope Athena Essay

    The Hope Athena is an ideal representation of the goddess of wisdom and war. All it takes is one glance at this statue to notice the subtle clues that undoubtedly pin the identity of this woman as Athena. The most blatant clue to her identity is the aegis placed directly in the middle of her garment, which is a trademark symbols worn by both Athena and Zeus and typically characterized by the Gorgon Medusa. Being the goddess of war, it is fitting that she is wearing a helmet topped with a sphinx and griffin because these are symbolic representations of power and knowledge. Standing at an impressive seven feet, which is well above the average height of a woman, this statue gives off a larger-than-life aura. Because women were much shorter during…

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  • Athena Goddess Of Wisdom

    Athena is the goddess of Wisdom among many other things. She is also the goddess of war, defense of towns, heroic endeavors, weaving pottery and other crafts (Atsma, 2011). Athena is a center point in a great deal of Greek myths, and plays character is much more. She is most often depicted in golden armor with shield and spear. Some myths even have her being born wearing that suit of armor. There are a few variations on the birth of Athena, but the most common is that Athena is the daughter of…

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  • Athena Role In Everyday Life

    anything in return. Although Athena is best known for being the goddess of wisdom and war, she is also known for a woman role in society and doing acts of heroism. Athena has a lot of historical background on her because she was a memorable deity , Olympian, and powerful woman. Athena was commonly known as the goddess of wisdom and war. Zeus was Athena's father, and Metis the Titan was her mother. Athena's mother !Metis…

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  • Why Is Athena Important In The Odyssey

    How is Athena important to the story so far? Why? Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and a major character in The Odyssey, is significant in the story so far by becoming the supporter to both Odysseus and Telemachus. Unlike other gods and goddesses, Athena favors and lavish Odysseus to the point that she became the passionate goddess that plead with her father, Zeus, to help Odysseus out. Due to Odysseus being confined in Ogygia, Calypso’s island, Athena personally made a visit to Ithaca and…

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  • Athena Greek Goddess

    Athena is one of the many Greek Goddess's. She is the goddess of wisdom, war, patriotism, good citizenship, skill Athena is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare. Athena is the Protector of Athens. She taught cooking, sewing and weaving to the women and agriculture and metallurgy to the men. She had many siblings, but about 5 times as many half-siblings. These half-siblings were a result of Zeus' many affairs with his Her various names are: Anemotis ("protector of the…

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  • The Role Of Athena In The Oresteia By Aeschylus

    and the Goddess Athena provided a sense of authority for humanity. In The Oresteia, a trilogy written by Aeschylus her power is shown in many ways, stemming from the fact that she is the Greek Goddess of War, a job that requires a person to have a sense of strong authority. In a war zone, authority is necessary to gain and maintain control and to provide structure and order. Without these characteristics a person would not be successful in a war and being that Athena is the Goddess of War, it…

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  • Compare And Contrast Circe And Athena

    Circe, Penelopeia, Clytemnestra, and Athena all demonstrate qualities that are nonadherent to the social norms of our society today and in historical civilizations. Athena depicts great vigor and wit while helping the mortals with his or her daily needs. Circe and Clytemnestra illustrate predation and power over men, mortal and not, while Penelopeia conveys both strength and vulnerability with her love to Odysseus and her pure intentions towards his care. From book one of Homer’s The Odyssey,…

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  • Analysis Of Varvakeion Athena Statue

    1.) Varvakeion Athena Statue, National Museum This is a secondary source which can be found at the National Museum of Athens. It is the most authentic replica of the real Athena Parthenos made in the 2nd century, approximately 700 years after the original one was made. Reminiscent to the Athena Parthenos, the Varvakevion Athena Statue depicts Athena in all her glory. The goddess wore a warrior’s helmet, sleeveless robe and biblike aegis. On the palm of her right hand, stood a human-sized Nike,…

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  • Why Is Athena Important In Ancient Greek

    Athena, an important goddess of the ancient Greeks, was a divine source of human knowledge. She was believed to be the protector of Athens. Athena was the most important deity of ancient Greece, the virgin deity worshiped as the goddess of “wisdom, fertility, useful arts, and prudent warfare.” Athena was the patron of the city and agriculture. She was fierce and brave in battle. Athena was born from her father Zeus and her mother Metis. Zeus was scared that his daughter was going to be greater…

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  • The Fate Of The Temple Of Athena On The Acropolis

    perplexed as to what it meant for the fate of the temple of Athena on the Acropolis. Gloria Ferrari has compiled and analyzed the most predominant theories concerning the temple’s actuality through use of evidence provided through archaeological, epigraphical, and historical means. The first theory is proposed by Dörpfeld, in which the temple was not destroyed during the sack of Athens merely damaged and repaired (Ferrari 2002, 11). Bates theorized the temple was destroyed by the Persians, but…

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