Athena owl shield wall painting goddess of wisdom small handmade decoration gift 6 inches
€ 39.90 inc. Vat
Athena Owl Shield Wall Painting Goddess Of Wisdom Small Handmade Decoration Gift 6 Inches
Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
Width: 4 inches (10 cm)
Weight: 0.31 lbs (142 gr)
Athena is “born” from Zeus’s forehead as a result of him having swallowed her mother Metis, as he grasps the clothing of Eileithyia on the right; black-figured amphora, 550–525 BC, Louvre.
Although Athena appears before Zeus at Knossos—in Linear B, as a-ta-na po-ti-ni-ja, “Mistress Athena”—in the Classical Olympian pantheon, Athena was remade as the favourite daughter of Zeus, born fully armed from his forehead. The story of her birth comes in several versions. In the version recounted by Hesiod in his Theogony, Zeus lay with Metis, the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, but he immediately feared the consequences because Gaia and Ouranos had prophesized that Metis would bear children wiser than he himself. In order to prevent this, Zeus swallowed Metis, but it was too late because Metis had already conceived.
Τhe colors, the size and the painting may differ from the photos because the product is completely handmade.
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