Athena, is the armed warrior goddess in Greek mythology. She is the goddess of wisdom, strategy, and war associated by the Etruscans with their goddess Menrva, and later by the Romans as Minerva. She is attended by an owl, wore a goatskin breastplate called the Aegis given to her by her father and is accompanied by the goddess of victory, Nike. Athena is also a goddess associated with mentoring heroes. Pallas is sometimes thought to be her father, hence the epithet Pallas Athena. Athena was already a goddess in the Aegean before the coming of the Greeks. A-ta-na-po-ti-ni-ja (Mistress Athena) is referred to in the Knossos Linear B text V 2, cited by linguist John Chadwick.
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