Profiles in Greek and Roman Mythology: Athena

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Published: May 2014
For Ages: Secondary
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Author: Russell Roberts

Product Category: Myths & Beliefs / M&B: Legends & Myths

Series: Profiles in Greek and Roman Mythology
Published By: Mitchell Lane Publishers
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Published: 23-May-2014
Format: Hardback, 48 pages
RRP: $30.95
ISBN: 9781584155560
Athena appeared in many Greek myths, having major roles in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and in ancient plays dealing with justice and democracy. Born from Zeus' head, she was a contradictory figure in many ways. She was the goddess of war and a protector of civilization. She was capable of being a good friend to humans, yet she could also be fiercely vindictive and hand out punishment to men and women alike without a second thought. Temples were raised to her throughout Greece - including the famous Parthenon. The city of Athens, a military power and cultural centre, embodied the goddesss for whom it was named.