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The Greek goddess Athena's personality is often portrayed as intelligent, watchful, reasoned and unemotional. She is the patron goddess of Athens, which was named for her. Athena's counterpart in Roman mythology is Minerva.


In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of arts, wisdom, literature, war, defense and heroism, and she became patron saint of Athens, turned Arakhne into a spider, helped heroes in their quests and participated in the judgment of Paris and the Trojan War. Athena carri...


Athena is known as the goddess of war and skills, according to Greek mythology. Athena is also the protector of civilized life, including the crafts needed to make life in the civilized world possible for both men and women.


Athena's powers include: authority over wisdom and crafts, which includes agriculture, spinning, needlework, weaving and navigation. Athena is also considered as both a goddess of war, and the patron goddess of Athens. In her aspect as a goddess of war, Athena's authori...


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, st...


Athena was the Greek virgin goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts and literature. She was known to have a calm temperament. She only fought for just reasons and never fought without a purpose. Her father was Zeus; she came from his forehead fully grown, clothed ...


In Homer's "The Odyssey," Athena helps Odysseus after he escaped from Calypso's island and guides him along his journey. Because Athena is patron goddess of heroes, it is her job to protect Odysseus from danger.