(Greek mythology) Goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva; Also called: Athene, Pallas, Pallas Athena.
In Greek mythology, the goddess of war, wisdom, and the arts and crafts (Roman Minerva), who was supposed to have sprung fully grown from the head of Zeus. In Homer’s Odyssey, she is the protector of Odysseus and his son Telemachus. Her chief cult center was Athens, where the Parthenon was dedicated to her.
Kći Zevsova, po legendi nika iz njegove glave, boginja zaštitnica umetnosti i veština, naročito ženskih, zaštitnica junaka i gradova, naročito grada Atene (Atine), boginja rata; (kod Rimljana: Minerva).