Berehynia is the Ukranian Goddess of Protection. While some argue that she is a recent invention, made up to personify the new independence of Ukrainian women, her symbols have been used for centuries in pysanky (egg-decorating) and rushnyky (embroidery of ritual cloth). Her form, a woman with her arms raised, has been modified through the centuries but has remained a symbol of protection.
In Greek religion and mythology, Athena, daugther of Zeus, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens.