- Also A·the·ne [uh-thee-nee] /əˈθi ni/. 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 Minerva.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for athene
Year by year the secluded women of Athens wove a robe for Athene.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Wodan and Donar had gotten the victory over Zeus and Athene.Bulgaria
Opposite was a large bookcase, with a marble bust of Athene on the top.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Athene then desired him to seek shelter in the hut of Eumus his own swine-herd.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
In his right hand was the sword of Hermes, and in his left the mirror of Athene.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- Greek myth a virgin goddess of wisdom, practical skills, and prudent warfare. She was born, fully armed, from the head of ZeusAlso called: Pallas Athena, Pallas Roman counterpart: Minerva
Word Origin and History for athene
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.
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 (see also Trojan War). Eventually, she became the protector of Odysseus on his journey home.