Pantheon - Athena Picture

Athena - Goddess of Wisdom, Strategic Warfare, and Heroes. Her mother was Metis, and was swallowed by Zeus in order to keep Metis from ever giving birth. But Metis was already pregnant with Zeus' daughter, and it is said she gave birth and raised her daughter while still inside Zeus. When Athena was fully grown, she burst forth from his head, already fully armed with weapons from her mother. Because Hera was angry at Zeus' producing a child (apparently by himself), she conceived Hephaestus. Because Athena was born from Zeus' forehead, she's often associated with the conscience and reason.
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