“It comes, I suppose,” I said thoughtfully, speaking to the air, “of
spending too much time alone indoors, and forgetting that living things
don’t always stay where you put them.”
- Uprooted, Naomi Novik
Athena was the Olympian goddess of wisdom and good counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and various other crafts. She was the daughter of Zeus and Metis, thus we have at once the clue to the character which she bears in the religion of Greece; for, as her father was the most powerful and her mother the wisest among the gods, so Athena was a combination of the two, that is, a goddess in whom power and wisdom were harmoniously blended.
was the winged goddess of victory – both in war and in peaceful competition. She is often seen represented in ancient works of art, especially together with other divinities, such as Zeus and Athena, and with conquering heroes whose horses she guides.