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Minerva

Minerva was Jupiter's daughter for the Romans, the way Athena was Zeus's daughter for the Greeks.

The Romans often thought of Minerva as part of a group of three gods, Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. They seem to have gotten this idea from the Etruscans. Many Etruscan and Roman temples were dedicated to all three of these gods together.

Bibliography and further reading about the Roman goddess Minerva:

Athena
Juno
Jupiter
Etruscans
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Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

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