But it is clear that the feud with these deities really belongs to Athene, Diomedes' hereditary guardian.
Diomedes no doubt figured in the story of the second attack upon Thebes.
He had a harder task in getting the mares of the Thracian king, Diomedes, which were fed on man's flesh.
Next he carries the Palladium out of Troy with help of Diomedes.
Diomedes, the chief of the pursuers, following headlong on, aimed a lance at Venus herself.
He killed Diomedes, and gave him to be eaten by his mares, which he brought to Eurystheus.
In the fight Diomedes, though at first wounded by Pandarus, speedily returned refreshed and strengthened by Athena.
Knowing that she was but a weak goddess Diomedes attacked her, wounding her in the hand.
In his absence Diomedes met in the battle Glaucus, a Lycian prince.
Diomedes offered to undertake the office of a spy, selecting Odysseus as his comrade.