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Who was Minerva? The Roman goddess Minerva

By |2018-06-01T16:17:54+00:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|

The goddess Minerva: A Roman temple from the forum in Ostia, near Rome. It was probably dedicated to Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. Is the goddess Minerva the same as Athena? Minerva was Jupiter's daughter for the Romans, the way Athena was Zeus's daughter for the Greeks. (More about the goddess Athena) But the goddess Minerva was not exactly [...]

Who is Athena? Ancient Greek gods

By |2018-04-23T08:41:51+00:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

Birth of Athena Athena is one of the younger Greek goddesses; she is Zeus's daughter. Her mother was Metis (Wisdom). The story is that Zeus swallowed Metis, already pregnant with Athena, and then Athena was born, fully grown and armed, out of the head of Zeus. One day Zeus complained that he had [...]