Daily Deity #106 AthenaSo I figured with the start of September that many of us are heading back to school, and to wish you luck with all of that I figured that Athena would be of the most help to you.Daily Deity #106 Athena by mythgirl68
Because she's smart. And I mean smart. Like the smartiest smarty-pants that ever was. (I bet that Thoth and Mimir would disagree with that, though.) Athena is the Greco-Roman goddess of wisdom, with Minerva being her Roman name.
She also has a chock load of other stuff that made her super important, but we'll get to that soon enough.
First, we're going to start with her birth. Athena is actually the child of Zeus, and his first wife Metis. Zeus and Metis actually got along fairly well, much better than Zeus did with Hera. However, Zeus received a prophecy that if Metis gave birth to a male child, then he would over throw Zeus like Zeus had to his father Cronus, and like Cronus had done to Uranus. You know, a nice family tradition.
Now, this prophecy scared Zeus nearly all the way to Tartarus