Joanna Tan


Athena was the goddess of wisdom, military victory, reason, intelligent activity, arts, literature, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, crafts, and skill. She was brave and fierce. Athena invented many things such as pots, trumpets, flutes and rakes. Her
symbol is an owl and her holy tree is the olive tree.
This is a picture of Athena, her owl and olive trees


Athena's Roman form is Minerva. Her parents are Metis and Zeus. When Metis was still pregnant with Athena, Zeus heard a prophecy that the child Metis will give birth after she gave birth to Athena would become the lord of heaven. So Zeus swallowed Metis and Athena was borne from Zeus's forehead.
This is a picture of Athena before a war


Athena assisted Hercules with his twelve labors. She also had a contest with Poseidon to see who would rule over the city of Athens and she won by creating an olive tree.

Athena and Arachne

Athena was the goddess of arts and crafts. But one day a mortal called Arachne said she could weave better than Athena and wanted to challenge her. When Athena heard this, she was angry. But she decided to give Arachne one more chance. She disguise as an old woman and went to Arachne's house. She gave Arachne an advice, "I hope you will not despise my counsel. Challenge your fellow-mortals as you will, but do not compete with a goddess. On the contrary, I advice you to ask her forgiveness for what you have said, and as she is merciful perhaps she will pardon you." but Arachne didn't listen to her advice. She still wants to challenge the goddess. So Athena dropped her disguise and the nymphs bowed. But Arachne wasn't terrified. Athena did not want to give any more advice, the contest started. Athena filled her web with scene of her contest with Poseidon, while Arachne filled her web with failings and errors of the gods. When Athena saw Arachne's web, she was furious and turned Arachne into a spider.

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