Athene



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[uh-thee-nee] /əˈθi ni/ (Show IPA). Also called Pallas, Pallas Athena. the virgin deity of the ancient Greeks worshiped as the goddess of wisdom, fertility, the useful arts, and prudent warfare. At her birth she sprang forth fully armed from the head of her father, Zeus.
Compare .
a female given name.
Historical Examples

It is thy memory, athene, which inspires me to heap up treasures for the future!
The Lion of Janina Mr Jkai

athene then desired him to seek shelter in the hut of Eumus his own swine-herd.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens

But it is clear that the feud with these deities really belongs to athene, Diomedes’ hereditary guardian.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

There was no craft in her smile, for on her rested the love and the wisdom of athene.
Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

Was athene from the first the well-beloved daughter of Zeus?
Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2) Andrew Lang

But no one has tamed him except athene, the goddess of wisdom.
The Book of Stories for the Storyteller Fanny E. Coe

It is, says Homer, athene who has stopped Ares in his manslayings (see 909).
The World of Homer Andrew Lang

Bellerophon prayed in the temple of athene and then fell asleep.
The Book of Stories for the Storyteller Fanny E. Coe

The Lukian Apollo was the deity of the defeated side, as athene of the gis (goat-skin) was the deity of the victors.
Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2) Andrew Lang

It may well have been the favorite plant of the wise and calm athene.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds

noun
(Greek myth) a virgin goddess of wisdom, practical skills, and prudent warfare. She was born, fully armed, from the head of Zeus Also called Pallas Athena, Pallas Roman counterpart Minerva

Greek goddess of wisdom, skill in the arts, warfare, etc., from Latin Athena, from Greek Athene, perhaps from a name in a lost pre-Hellenic language.
Athena

[Roman name Minerva]

The Greek and Roman goddess of wisdom. She had an unusual birth, springing fully grown out of the forehead of her father, Zeus. Athena was one of the goddesses angered by the Judgment of Paris, a Trojan, and she therefore helped the Greeks in the ensuing Trojan War. Eventually, she became the protector of Odysseus on his journey home.

Note: Athena was the guardian of the city of Athens, which was named in her honor.

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