ATHENA

the goddess of wisdom

Athena is the Goddess of wisdom, warfare, courage and inspiration.

Her attributes are the owl (symbol of wisdom) and the olive branch (symbol of peace and victory) . Though she is a Goddess of war strategy, she preferred wisdom to settle conflicts.

She is the daughter of Zeus and Metis (Goddess of crafty thought and wisdom).

After a prophecy that Metis would give birth to ’ a God greater than he’, Zeus swallowed her. But she was already pregnant with Athena, who burst forth from his head, fully grown and dressed for war.

She appears as a daughter of Epigeius (Greek: Ouranos = sky)) and Ge (Greek Gaia = earth) and sister of the God Elus (Greek Cronus). After Epigeius is overthrown and banished by his son Elus, he sends Elus his virgin daughter Astarte. Astarte bears Elus children who appear under Greek names.

painted in 1990, 80X100 CM

Reproductions of this painting are available in sizes:

13,5 cm x 16,5 cm plain           20€

13,5 cm x 16,5 cm framed       25€

32 cm x 38,5 cm plain               50€

32 cm x 38,5 cm framed           70€

68 cm x 85 cm plain                 175€

68 cm x 85 cm framed             220€