This rendition of Athena (Minerva In Roman mythology) is believed to be the pose of the colossal statue which stood inside the Parthenon at the Acropolis, Athens. She holds the winged goddess Nike in her hand. Greek goddess Athena of wisdom, war and the arts is here represented wearing a military helmet and a breastplate with Medusa. PN T112660.
- Athena Parthenos Statue is made from white resin with gold metallic details.
- Measures 11.75 in H x 4.5 in W x 3 in D. Weighs 2 lbs.
religion and mythology, Athena
also referred to as Pallas Athena
, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva
, Athena's Roman incantation, embodies similar attributes. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavor, She is the virgin patron of Athens
. The Athenians built the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city. Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honor.