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Introduction to semiotics of Culture Athena - Minerva. Vesa Matteo Piludu. University of Helsinki. The goddess Athene is birthed from the skull of Zeus. The god sits on a crane-backed chair, holding a lightning bolt in his left hand.

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Introduction to semiotics of culture athena minerva

Introduction to semiotics of CultureAthena - Minerva

Vesa Matteo Piludu

University of Helsinki


The goddess athene is birthed from the skull of zeus

The goddess Athene is birthed from the skull of Zeus. The god sits on a crane-backed chair, holding a lightning bolt in his left hand.

Two Eileithyiai, goddesses of childbirth, stand on either side with arms raised to release the child.

To the left is Hermes with his herald wand, and Hephaistos (or Prometheus) stepping away with the axe used to split open the head of the god.

The goddess Athene is birthed from the skull of Zeus


Athena parthenos statuette of roman date
Athena Parthenos. Statuette of Roman date god sits on a crane-backed chair, holding a lightning bolt in his left hand.


Athena and perseus
Athena and Perseus god sits on a crane-backed chair, holding a lightning bolt in his left hand.


Athene battles an armed warrior
Athene battles an armed warrior god sits on a crane-backed chair, holding a lightning bolt in his left hand.

  • Athene battles an armed warrior, probably Ares or else one of the Gigantes. The goddess is shown with shield, spear, helm and aigis cloak.


A comical depiction of the owl of athene
A comical depiction of the owl of Athene god sits on a crane-backed chair, holding a lightning bolt in his left hand.

  • A comical depiction of the owl of Athene. The little bird wears a crested helm and wields in its human-like arms and hands a spear and shield. It advances towards an olive frond.




Athena conquering ignorance c 1593 painting by bartholom us spranger 1546 1611
Athena conquering Ignorance [c.1593]. Painting by Bartholomäus Spranger 1546-1611



1512 garofaldo poseidon and athena
1512 Garofaldo. 1626-1678 Poseidon and Athena



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