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Athena by BenNewton Athena by BenNewton
Greek goddess of wisdom and strategy in battle. Athena is the daughter of Zeus and Metis. Fearing a prophesy which told that Metis would bare a child who would be more powerful that the father. Zeus quickly devoured the pregnant Metis just as His father Cronus had done many ages before. Soon after, Zeus began to suffer from terrible headaches. Hermes, the messenger god, directed another god, Hephaestus, to split open the head of Zeus with a wedge. When Hephaestus struck the mighty blow a new goddess fully armed and armored sprung from the wound. Her name was Athena. But this was not the child who would one day overthrow Zeus... Athena went on to play a pivotal role in the lives of many mortals seeking wisdom and guidance through their noble quests such as Jason and Perseus. Athena lends her name to Athens Greece that is home to the Parthenon which in ancient times was a temple to Her. 
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
awesome!
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tigara0 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
good job on this piece, i think you did her justice
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PoisonDLucy13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Love It. Do Ares next. You should also draw the titans. Keep up the great work.
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
...Lucky for Zeus, this one turned out to be a definite Daddy's girl. According to some versions, she was the only one besides him to stay when this whole incident with Typhon happened...
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Glauca Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
gorgeous! 
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arepa999 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
this is perfect :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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donkfur78 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very regal and nicely done.
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