Definition of Athene
1. Noun. (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity
2. Noun. A genus of Strigidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Strigidae, Strigidae
Member holonyms: Athene Noctua, Little Owl
Lexicographical Neighbors of Athene
Literary usage of Athene
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"CHAPTER II THE GREATER GODS — Athene rHE Origin and the Name of Athene. — The most that one can say of the origin of Athene is that she belonged to the ..."
2. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"CHAPTER II THE GREATER GODS —Athene CT'HE Origin and the Name of Athene. — The most that one -^ can say of the origin of Athene is that she belonged to the ..."
3. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"BUT to wide-field Lacedaemon did Pallas Athene speed, Unto the noble youngling, great-souled Odysseus' seed, To mind him of his ..."
4. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"It is not impossible that in the first place Metis was Athene herself. The Functions of Athene. — The Athene of myth and worship alike was a goddess of ..."
5. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... Such mettle on his steeds Athene breathed, And gave him all the glory of that day. Next after whom was following Atreus' Son, When to his father's ..."
6. The Classics, Greek & Latin: The Most Celebrated Works of Hellenic and Roman by Marion Mills Miller (1910)
"Hera mounts her car, and Athene dona her armor; they seek Zeus, who grants them ... Athene and Apollo agree to have single combat between champions, and, ..."
7. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1891)
"We have heard the story of the foundation of the temple of Athene. ... The house of <if Athene. Athene stood on the highest ground in the Island. ..."