Athena Picture

I have entered your temple of fire
You bake me into bread
You smelt me into gold
Oh white hot palace
At the centre of the sun
A soul aflame
In darkness overcome
Let me walk the bright path burning
My face white with heat
Let me know the courage of heroes
That I may never know defeat.

“In Greek religion and mythology, Athena, also referred to as Pallas, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva is the Roman goddess identified with Athena. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour.”

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Basil Poledouris -- Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack…

Hans Zimmer -- Gladiator Soundtrack…

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