Athena Picture

Hmm, she's probably one of the most illustrated goddess in all of mythology, but hey - here's my illustration of Athena, patron goddess of Athens, Greek goddess of war and wisdom. Dunno, I was thinking of improving my people-drawing skills, and started on a series of Les Mis sketches, but they never got anywhere. Yet. So I decided to start here.

Did you know that legends say that Athena came out of her father Zeus' head fully formed? Apparently Zeus was ticked off with his cow-like (no, literally, her symbol was the cow) wife Hera and decided to show her he didn't need her to, uh, have kids. She was one of the most war-like goddesses, but didn't do brute force - legends brag about her incredible strategy ability.
The 12... err... 14 Olympians
The Naming of Athens - page 3
Athena
Leto
Hoplitea - Face of War