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Athena (Minerva) Gossip

Spotted... on Mount Olympus or Asgard. xoxo Gossip Shmoop

Minerva McGonagall, of Harry Potter fame, is named after Athena's Roman counterpart, Minerva.

In the ancient city of Troy (Ilion), human sacrifices were once offered to Athena (source). Yikes.

The Parthenon, one of Athens' most famous landmarks, was once a temple of Athena (source).

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