This Goddess is on your side!
Today we are featuring this spectacular and large scale French 19th century Neo-Classical st. bronze and ormolu bust of Athena, signed and dated by Emile-Louis Jannin.
Athena is a very important goddess. She is goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.
Athena was born from Zeus after he experienced an enormous headache and she sprang fully grown and in armor from his forehead. Mythology states that Athen had no mother but one of the most commonly cited stories is that Zeus lay with Metis, the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, and then swallowed her whole as he feared she will give birth to a child more powerful than him, because of a prophecy – but she had already conceived.
What do you think? Did Athena have no mother at all or did the prophecy come true?