ATHENE (or Athena) was the great Greek Olympian goddess of wise counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and other crafts. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake-trimmed aigis cloak wrapped around her breast and arm, adorned with the monstrous head of the Gorgon.
Athena: Goddess of intelligence & skill, warfare, battle strategy, handicrafts, & wisdom. According to most traditions, she was born from Zeus’s head fully formed & armored. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield & a spear, & wearing the aegis over a long dress. Poets describe her as “grey-eyed” or having especially bright, keen eyes. Her symbol is the olive tree. She is commonly shown accompanied by her sacred animal, the owl. #myth