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Whom do we choose to bear the sacred olive-shoot in honour of Athena?The Symposium
Meanwhile Mindarus, while sacrificing to Athena at Ilium, had observed the battle.Hellenica
Before he could bring his mind back to Athena, there was an interruption.
Symbolic of Athena, they had replaced the stone lions which had formerly stood there.
Oh, well, it just made another quality he had to pray to Athena for.
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.
[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 (see also Trojan War). Eventually, she became the protector of Odysseus on his journey home.