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Athena (Minerva)

If you get a chance, you really ought to hang out with Athena while you're on Mount Olympus. Being the goddess of wisdom, she definitely has a lot of smart things to say. Everybody respects Athena. All the famous heroes – Heracles, Jason, Odysseus, etc. – look to her for guidance. So, if you're smart, you'll take a sec to have a convo with the goddess of wisdom.

Basic Information

NameAthena
NicknameMinerva (Roman name), Pallas Athena, Athene
SexFemale
BirthdayOn the day I emerged from Zeus's head.
Current cityMount Olympus, though Athens is a second home.

Work & Education

OccupationGoddess of Wisdom
Goddess of War (Strategy and Defense)
Goddess of Justice
Supporter of Heroic Endeavors
Goddess of Weaving, Crafts, and Skill
EducationI am education.

Beliefs

Political viewsI am loyal to my father, Zeus.
Religious viewsAny sensible person should choose to worship me.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsZeus (and perhaps Metis, depending on how one judges such things)
SiblingsMy father has many children: Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, the Muses, Pan, Persephone, and more.
ChildrenI'm too wise to do anything so foolish as to procreate. I did, however, adopt a son named Erichthonius.
FriendsOdysseus
Jason
Perseus
Heracles
Nike
EnemiesThe Trojans
The Titans
Medusa
Arachne

Relationships

Relationship statusSingle, and I'm staying that way.
Interested inNobody.

Favorites

Quotations"Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
– Plato

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
– Albert Einstein

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."
– Stephen Hawking
BooksWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (I simply adore Minerva McGonagall; she is a worthy namesake.)
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Portrait of Lady by Henry James
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
Henry V by Shakespeare
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
Daddy by Sylvia Plath
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Own
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson
MusicPhilip Glass
Schumann
Mozart
Chopin
Joshua Bell
Yo-Yo Ma
MoviesThe English Patient
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Henry V
Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
The Hurt Locker
The War
TV ShowsPBS
Band of Brothers
Generation Kill
Frasier
How It's Made
Ingenious Minds

Activities & Interests

LikesOwls
Olive trees (I created the olive tree)
Snakes
My aegis (which has Medusa's head on it)
Battle gear, especially helmets, shields, and spears
ActivitiesBettering myself and others
Advising mortal heroes
Reading
Chess
Tetris
Sudoku
Crossword puzzles
InterestsWeaving, at which I am quite proficient
Military strategy
GroupsGods of Olympus
I judge you when you use poor grammar.
Athens, Greece
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