Athena Olympian Pendant
The goddess of wisdom, Athena (known as Minerva to the Romans) is depicted in a coin-style medallion. The front side shows Athena at rest, holding the victory goddess Nike in her hand. The reverse side shows two of her emblems, the owl and olive branch.
Made in the United States of lead-free pewter. Pendant comes on a descriptive card with a black woven cord.
Symbol of Athena: Olive branch, owl
Attributes of Athena: Wisdom, Victory
Dimensions: Approx. .8 in (diameter)
The twelve Olympians are the most important deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons. Each presides over a different aspect of life, from love and family to craftsmanship and trade. We're proud to offer this series of twelve medallion pendants for devotional and magickal use.
Our Olympian pendants are inspired by real classical artifacts and cast in fine lead-free pewter. Choose a pendant representing your patron or matron deity, or collect them all!
Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Her Roman counterpart is Minerva. She is the virgin patroness of the city of Athens. She competed with Poseidon for patronship and won by creating the olive tree. The Athenians accepted her gift and named the city after her. They built a statue of Athena as a temple to the goddess, which had piercing eyes, a helmet on her hand, an extremely long spear, and a crystal shield with the head of the Gorgon on it. A large snake accompanied her and she held Nike, the goddess of victory, in her hand.
Athena never had a consort or lover and is thus known as Athena Parthenos ("Virgin Athena"). The owl, a bird which sees well in the night is closely associated with her as she is a goddess of perception. She was also the goddess of philosophy and a patron and helper of heroes that defended their homeland.
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