Athena Greek Goddess of wisdom, war, the arts,
industry, justice and skill, and an important deity in
Wicca and Paganism. Athena’s mother was Metis, the
goddess of wisdom, and her father was Zeus.
When Metis was pregnant, Zeus was afraid that she
would bear a son who would be greater than he, so he
swallowed Metis. Inside him, she began to hammer out a
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helmet for her daughter and make a robe. The hammering
gave him a headache. His son Hephaestus, god of thunder
and the forge, split his skull open, and out came a fully
grown and clothed Athena.
Athena’s symbols are the olive tree and the owl

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