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What is Athena the goddess of?

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Athena is the goddess of wisdom. According to Greek mythology, Athena was motherless and instead came into being by appearing out of Zeus' forehead; however, other legends say she was raised by Triton. Other traits attributed to Athena include courage, war, justice, strength and intelligence.

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Athena is the patron goddess of heroes, and she was especially revered by the people of the city of Athens. Legend has it that Athena overcame Poseidon in a challenge to bring an olive tree to Athens. Although both Athens and Athena share the same linguistic roots, scholars are still uncertain which is named after which.

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