was a superb
warrior; her presence on your side assured a big win. The goddess Minerva was her
counterpart in Roman mythology.
The goddess Athena was a superb strategist and many of the Greek
myths recount tales of her help given to various gods, goddesses, and heroes as they went
into battle or faced seemingly impossible tests.
But the goddess Athena
liked using her wisdom in the role of judge, much
preferring to negotiate and problem-solve to keep the peace.
multi-talented! She was also known as
"Athena, Goddess of Crafts". The goddess Athena was celebrated as the patron of weavers, potters,
goldsmiths, sculptors, musicians, and horsemen.
She was also credited with inventing
the first sailing ship, the yoke and the bridle, as
well as the
flute and trumpet.
Associated with the
city and an urbane
lifestyle, during peacetime the Greek goddess Athena
utilized her talents overseeing the progress of civilization, including
being the patroness of literature and the arts.
The myths of Athena remind us that thoughtful planning and
the marshalling of our resources can help us reach our goals.