Minerva - the Roman goddess
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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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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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