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The most dangerous flaws are those which are good in moderation. Evil is easy to fight. Lack of wisdom, on the other hand, that is very hard indeed.
Athena.

Athena, also known as Minerva and the Goddess of Wisdom, is the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Courage, Inspiration, Civilization, Philosophy, Justice, Law, Mathematics, Strength, Arts, Crafts, Skill and Reason, being also known for her divine beauty, having white skin and curvy body. Athena is the daughter of Zeus, with his first wife, Metis, being the granddaughter of Khronos and Rhea.

Overview

She represents just decisions and strategic warfare and is the only goddess allowed to carry Zeus' thunderbolts. She led battles as the disciplined, strategic side of war, in contrast to her brother Ares, the patron of violence, blood-lust and slaughter.

Appearance

Athena despite being known for her endless wisdom and for being a goddess of war and battles, Athena was also an extraordinarily beautiful and attractive goddess, being coveted by several of her brothers, including Hephaestus who tried to relate to her instigated by the appearance of the beautiful Goddess.

In her usual appearance in ancient times, also known as the Mythological Age, Athena manifested in an incredibly beautiful looking avatar, possessing fair, almost white, soft and delicate skin, having medium breasts, large hips and a small waist. The goddess's hair was golden, her eyes a sea blue. As legends and myths describe, Athena wore glorious golden armor, armed with a spear and shield, with a crested helmet on her head. Her height was 164 cm, and her body measurements were B95/W63/H89 cm.

In her current form, Athena prefers to appear as a slightly more attractive and plump woman, appearing as a fair-skinned, brown-haired woman. Typically, she wears common 21st century clothing such as a jacket, shirt, and pants. She also sometimes appears wearing glasses, just to complete her disguise. Her height is 1,68, and her body measurements were B97/W65/H92 cm.

Personality

Athena is known as the patron goddess of just decisions and strategic warfare and is the only goddess allowed to carry Zeus' thunderbolts. She led battles as the disciplined, cautiously tactical, and strategic side of war, in contrast to her brother Ares, who tends to outburst in wars with violence and blood-lust.

She is one of the Olympian Deities, that are considered very benevolent, compassionate, and sympathetic. She is known as the wisest goddess of the Olympians, soo much that she is considered as the goddess of war and wisdom, rational and cautious in her approach in every thing she face. So much that she is appointed as the crown queen and co.leader of Mt. Olympus and the Council of Godheads in Zeus's and Hera's absence. But can also be quiet spoiled brat, towards his father Zeus. Despite that, however, she is known for being a protector of both ancient and modern civilizations of Greeks. She is also very friendly and understanding, specially towards the mortals. She is also one of the few Olympian deities to have some sibling bonds with her demigod siblings (alongside Apollo, Hermes, and Artemis), especially Perseus, who she formed a strong sibling love and bonds.

During her early childhood, she is not aware of her true purpose in life, as she is born in the world without knowing her mother, and always clinging with the teachings of the other gods, like Apollo and Poseidon. But as years past by, she becomes supernaturally very intelligent, wise, witty towards her decisions, rational and pragmatic, yet very understanding and always putting her morality over all, unlike her reckless brother Ares, who is always being soo impatient.

She has strong rivalry towards her half brother Ares (who she shared a similar title and embodiment) and her uncle Poseidon (the two seems to argue on several things occasions). Specially Ares, whom she hated out of all of Olympians, she tends to mock and shows a visible disdain towards Ares' lack of honor and rational thinking, as the two always argues who is the most favored child of their father Zeus, and also when it comes to the wars (civil wars, crusades, strifes, conflicts, glory, etc.) they participating, the most famous of them is the Trojan War, whom she blamed for causing the war alongside Aphrodite (who influence the love affairs of Paris the Prince of Troy and Helen of Sparta but never blessed their love). So much that she hates the two of them the most.

She tends to outburst in the face of disrespectful, and can be envious, it was from these traits, that she curse Medusa from having a deadly beautiful face, but any one who see's her, her eyes and her snake hairs will turn to stone. But still retain her merciful nature, that she will never harm women, and men only. She also hates worthless violence and wars, as he criticize Ares for indirectly orchestrating the Trojan War (despite her part and the other gods in it).

Powers and Abilities

Athena is one of Zeus's most powerful children. She is the patron goddess of arts and crafts, like metalworking and weaving. As goddess of wisdom, she offered wise counsel and helped promote civilization, law, order and justice. Athena inspired artists to produce the finest arts. The Athenians believed her to be resourceful and having forethought and memory.

With her full power, Athena is capable of commanding owls and snakes, enveloping the entire world in darkness, negating all modern technology, and preventing fires from burning. She has some power over the earth as well, usually shaping it into giant snakes which she uses to attack with, and has the power to awaken dormant volcanoes. 

History

Birth of Athena

Athena is the daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Metis. Being the father, Zeus learned that Metis' children would overthrow him like he had overthrown his father. Afraid of this, he swallowed Metis. Unknowing that Metis was pregnant, she gave birth to Athena inside Zeus, and trained her. Zeus had a splitting headache, and asked the god of forge and fire, Hephaestus, to cut open his skull. Smashing Zeus' head with his mighty ax, Hephaestus split Zeus' skull, and out sprung Athena, dressed in full battle armor.

Pallas Athena

Pallas was the daughter of the sea-god Triton; she and Athena were childhood friends, but Athena accidentally killed her during a friendly sparring match. Distraught over what she had done, Athena took the name Pallas for herself as a sign of her grief.

Arachne

Arachne was a weaver who acquired such skill in her art that she ventured to challenge Athena, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason. Athena wove a tapestry depicting the gods in majesty, while that of Arachne showed their amorous adventures. Offended by the arts subject matter, Athena tore it to pieces, and in despair Arachne hanged herself. But the goddess out of pity loosened the rope, which became a cobweb; Arachne herself was changed into a spider, whence the name of the zoological class to which spiders belong.

Myths and Legends

She is the virgin patron of Athens, which was named in honor of her (the Parthenon, which overlooks the city, was a temple the Athenians dedicated to her.) The Greeks especially also associate the olive with her, as she won a contest to decide who would be the patron god or goddess of what would become Athens when she planted an olive tree as a gift to the city.

Quotes

Of Pallas Athene, guardian of the city, I begin to sing. Dread is she, and with Ares she loves deeds of war, the sack of cities and the shouting and the battle. It is she who saves the people as they go out to war and come back
Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, to Athena.

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Trivia

  • She is an extension of Zeus's role as god of humans.
  • Athena is incredibly bitter towards the Archangel Gabriel due to him persistently flirting with her.
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