Goddess Symbols:


Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Athena

Goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Athena (also known as Pallas Athene and the Roman goddess Minerva) is often represented by symbols associated with her wisdom and leadership.  It isn't surprizing that many of the ikons representing civilization are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of Athena.


goddess symbols Athena


Goddess Symbols of Athena


Sun, golden shield and helmet, spear, spindle, bowl, intertwined snakes, the Parthenon, the seven auras, and the Number 7



Owl (wisdom), dove (victory), ram, eagle, tiger, leopard, and other cats.



Geranium, tiger lily, oak, cypress, olive tree, Hellebore (Christmas and Lenten roses), and citrus trees



Patchouli, dragonÍs blood, musk, indigo, orange blossom, cinnamon, and cedarwood


Gems and Metals:    

Onyx, ruby, star sapphire, turquoise, gold, lapis lazuli, and ivory



Gold, orange, yellow, emerald green, and royal blue


Be sure to read the stories and see the  goddess symbols that follow them.

Goddess Quiz: Athena

Goddess Quiz: Athena

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