Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom. Identified in the Roman mythology as the goddess Minerva, she is always accompanied by her owl.
The Parthenon was constructed upon the Acropolis just to house this magnificent, venerable 30-foot-tall image, by Pheidias.
Athena’s importance was maintained even after warfare had transformed Greek goddess civilization.
Her attributes are self-confidence, power, courage, intelligence and diplomacy. The Romans called her Minerva. The virgin goddess gained the powers of the Gorgon Medusa, whose face is embossed on her shield.
This statue of Athena is based on an ancient one in Varvakeion, Central Museum, Athens; shield detail, British Museum.]
13″ gypsumstone statue has a green verdigris color finish.