Definition of Athena

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva.

Exact synonyms: Athene, Pallas, Pallas Athena, Pallas Athene
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



Definition of Athena

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) The goddess of wisdom, especially strategic warfare, the arts, and especially crafts, in particular, weaving; daughter of Zeus and Metis ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Athena

Athabaskans
Athan
Athanasian
Athanasian Creed
Athanasianism
Athanasios
Athanasius
Athanasius the Great
Athapascan
Athapaskan
Athapaskan language
Atharva-Veda
Atharvaveda
Athelstan
Athena
Athene
Athene noctua
Athenian
Athenians
Athens
Atherinidae
Atherinopsis
Atherinopsis californiensis
Atherton
Atherurus
Athinai
Athiorhodaceae
Athirne
Athletic

Literary usage of Athena

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1. The Cults of the Greek States by Lewis Richard Farnell (1896)
"MONUMENTS OF athena-WORSHIP. caprice of the artist, but do not prove that he or any one else believed athena was Medusa. Even the larger view taken by O. ..."

2. The Queen of the Air: Being a Study of the Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm by John Ruskin (1883)
"T HAVE now only a few words to say, bearing on what seems to me present need, respecting the third function of athena, conceived as the directress of human ..."

3. Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture: A Series of Essays on the History of Art by Adolf Furtwängler (1895)
"The athena who holds the helmet in her hand or has no helmet at all almost always ... 12, AB The head of a statue representing the bareheaded athena seems ..."

4. The Acropolis of Athens by Martin Luther D'Ooge (1909)
"Frazer holds that the oldest temple on the Acropolis was the original Erechtheum, that this was a joint temple of Erechtheus and athena, that the temple ..."

5. Ancient History for Colleges and High Schools by Philip Van Ness Myers, William Francis Allen (1889)
"The most celebrated of his colossal sculptures were the statue of athena within the ... The statue of athena was of gigantic size, being about forty feet in ..."

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