Athena [Ἀθηνᾶ] is the goddess of wisdom, courage, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, war strategy and the arts and she is the daughter of Zeus. According to myth, Athena competed with Poseidon for becoming the patron goddess of the city of Athens, and she won by creating the olive tree; the Athenians named the city after her. She is usually depicted wearing a helmet and a goat skin breastplate. She’s often linked with the owl as it represents wisdom & watchfulness.
GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME: 11/? ∟Francois Arnaud as A R E S God of war, bloodshed, and violence. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as a beardless youth, either nude with a helmet and spear or sword, or as an armed warrior. Homer portrays him as moody and unreliable, and he generally represents the chaos of war in contrast to Athena, a goddess of military strategy and skill.
An interesting attempt to recreate what the Corinthian helmets worn by Leonidas’ bodyguards, the brothers Alfeos [Alpheos] and Maron, may have looked like. Traditionally they are held by some to have been Olympic champions, and so in place of a horsehair crest, the helmet is decorated with a representation of an Olympic champion’s wreath of victory.
Greek Mythology: Athena (Ἀθηνᾶ) Athena, also spelled Athene, was the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill. She was the favorite child of Zeus. She had sprung fully grown out of her father’s head. Her mother was Metis, goddess of wisdom and Zeus’ first wife. In fear that Metis would bear a son mightier than himself. Zeus swallowed her and she began to make a robe and helmet for her daughter.