~Athena: Goddess of Wisdom~ Karl Dehmelt Mrs. Deemer AP English 1211/21/13
~Athena’s Origin~ • Zeus and Metis • Oracle at Delphi • Real-Life Charades • Zeus Inhales his Wife • Sits in his brain • Guides him from there
However … • Metis already pregnant • Zeus starts to get headaches • Hephaestus to the rescue • Athena springs out • Fully grown and armed • Becomes favored child
~Athena!~ • Name stands for “the mind of God” • Goddess of Wisdom • Goddess of Strategic Warfare • Goddess of the Arts • Arachne • Patron Goddess of Athens • Origin story • Symbols are Olive Tree and Owl • Nike
~Connection to Oedipus~ • Oedipus and his problem solving • Mentioned in the first choral ode • “Golden daughter” - Parthenon • Teiresias saw Athena bathing naked • Blinded him • Gave him the gift of augury • Became a seer for 7 generations at Thebes • Athena aided the founding of Thebes • Cadmus and his origin
~Greek Society and the Gods~ • Disrespecting the Gods meant punishment • The Oracle at Delphi was blind • The story of Paris (Trojan War) • Shrines in every home • The plague on the city • Demigods
"A day can press down all human things, and a day can raise them up. But the gods embrace men of sense and abhor the evil." -Athena to Odysseus
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