Athena [uh-thee-nuh] Examples noun

  1. Also A·the·ne [uh-thee-nee] /əˈθi ni/. Also called Pallas, Pallas Athena. the virgin deity of the ancient Greeks worshiped as the goddess of wisdom, fertility, the useful arts, and prudent warfare. At her birth she sprang forth fully armed from the head of her father, Zeus.Compare Minerva.
  2. a female given name.

Examples from the Web for athena Contemporary Examples of athena

  • In Seattle, for instance, I met the dynamic Trish May, who launched Athena Partners.

    30 Cities to Restart Your Career

    Kerry Hannon

    October 7, 2010

  • Thus Athena replaces unreason with reason, and revenge with the spirit of clemency.

    Cheney Blood Lust

    Lee Siegel

    October 22, 2009

  • Historical Examples of athena

  • Meanwhile Mindarus, while sacrificing to Athena at Ilium, had observed the battle.



  • Whom do we choose to bear the sacred olive-shoot in honour of Athena?

    The Symposium


  • Before he could bring his mind back to Athena, there was an interruption.

    Pagan Passions

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Symbolic of Athena, they had replaced the stone lions which had formerly stood there.

    Pagan Passions

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Oh, well, it just made another quality he had to pray to Athena for.

    Pagan Passions

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • British Dictionary definitions for athena Athena Athene (əˈθiːnɪ) noun

    1. Greek myth a virgin goddess of wisdom, practical skills, and prudent warfare. She was born, fully armed, from the head of ZeusAlso called: Pallas Athena, Pallas Roman counterpart: Minerva

    Word Origin and History for athena Athena

    Greek goddess of wisdom, skill in the arts, warfare, etc., from Latin Athena, from Greek Athene, perhaps from a name in a lost pre-Hellenic language.

    athena in Culture Athena [Roman name Minerva]

    The Greek and Roman goddess of wisdom. She had an unusual birth, springing fully grown out of the forehead of her father, Zeus. Athena was one of the goddesses angered by the Judgment of Paris, a Trojan, and she therefore helped the Greeks in the ensuing Trojan War (see also Trojan War). Eventually, she became the protector of Odysseus on his journey home.

    Note Athena was the guardian of the city of Athens (see also Athens), which was named in her honor.

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