|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Interest Level||Middle, Secondary|
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|Series||Profiles in Greek and Roman Mythology|
|Subject||Athena, Athena (Greek Deity)|
Athena appeared in many Greek myths, having major roles in Homers Iliad and Odyssey and in ancient plays dealing with justice and democracy. Born from Zeus head, she was a contradictory figure in many ways. She was the goddess of war and a protector of civilization. She was capable of being a good friend to humans, yet she could also be fiercely vindictive and hand out punishment to men and women alike without a second thought. Temples were raised to her throughout Greeceincluding the famous Parthenon. The city of Athens, a military power and cultural center, embodied the goddess for whom it was named.