Athena

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(classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awar apple of discord
capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess) Athens , Athinai , capital of Greece , Greek capital
(Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse; a god who favored the Greeks (Poseidon or Athena) sent snakes who coiled around Laocoon and his two twin sons kill Laocoon
(Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus Medusa
(Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena Minerva
main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture Parthenon
(Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination Pegasus
(Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster Perseus
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