Greek Minev Athena's Symbols

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Name: Athena(Athene)- Greek Minerva-Roman Goddess of: Wise counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and other crafts Symbol: The symbol of perpetual renovation. Her symbols were the owl (a bird often called “wise”) and war armor, including the aegis (breastplate) of Zeus. Family: Daughter of Zeus and Metis Myth: “Arachne” Arachne thought her weaving was the best so she challenged Athene to a weaving contest to prove she was the best weaver. When Arachne glanced over at Athene’s loom she noticed “the goddess working swiftly, calmly, and always a little faster than herself.” Arachne became so angry she started to weave all the evils the gods have done. When Athene “saw this insult glowing in bright colors on

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