Athene Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Athena:
A cognate of the Greek Athēnē, an ancient name of unknown etymology borne in Greek mythology by the goddess of wisdom, skill, and warfare.
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Its pronouced just like the goddess but spelled differantly.
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Athena or Athene is the goddess of wisdom, war, strategy, industry, justice and skill in Greek mythology. Minerva, Athena's Roman incarnation, embodies similar attributes. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patron of Athens. The Athenians built the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens, in her honour (Athena Parthenos).
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