Wisdom and Civilization.
The Parthenon was constructed upon the Acropolis just to house this magnificent venerable 30-foot-tall image by Pheidias. Athena's importance was maintained even after warfare had transformed Greek goddess civilization.
Her attributes are self-confidence, power, courage, intelligence and diplomacy. The Romans called her Minerva. The virgin goddess gained the powers of the Gorgon Medusa, whose face is embossed on her shield.
[Athena Varvakeion, Central Museum, Athens; shield detail, Brithish Museum.] Original: The Parthenon, Acropolis Greece.
13" gypsumstone statue, green verdigris color finish. #A12
Greek Wisdom and Warrior Goddess. Handmade by traditional artisans in Calcutta, India.