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Athena by SRudy Athena by SRudy
Athena

Athena, one of the most important goddesses in Greek mythology. In Roman mythology she became identified with the goddess Minerva. Also known as Pallas Athena. Athena sprang full-grown and armored from the forehead of the god Zeus and was his favorite child. He entrusted her with his shield, adorned with the hideous head of Medusa the Gorgon, his buckler, and his principal weapon, the thunderbolt. A virgin goddess, she was called Parthenos "the maiden". Her major temple, the Parthenon, was in Athens, which, according to legend, became hers as a result of her gift of the olive tree to the Athenian people.
Athena was primarily the goddess of the Greek cities, of industry and the arts, and, in later mythology, of wisdom; she was also goddess of war. Athena was the strongest supporter, among the gods, of the Greek side in the Trojan War. After the fall of Troy.

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ArtbyCharlotte Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She was always one of my favourite Greek Goddess's. I love how you have portrayed her with such dignity and wisdom (fitting as she is the Goddess of wisdom!!) Again bravo
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MGraphicDesign Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This amazingly-designed artwork has been featured here:
Top 10 Illustrations of Athena – Goddess of Wisdom

That article is part of the session called Olympian Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology. It is basically a series of articles dedicated to collect the beautiful and real looking images of the Olympians.

Thanks.
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SRudy Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconriverking:
I saw a giant statue of her in the replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee.
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adrumo Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link]
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SRudy Feb 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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adrumo Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :la:
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MayeRocks Aug 3, 2010
Woow, awesome! I love Athena ;):) greetings!
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SRudy Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :D
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:iconmaylenne:
You are very talented!
Athena is great and she is my favourite goddess :D
Fav!
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