Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The statue of goddess Athina .

Have you ever imagined why the capital of Greece is named Athens?
Goddess Athina shows you the reason ,as she was the proctetress of the ancient city .You can find her statue at the park called 'Pedio tou Aeros 'near the centre.Athina is the war of wisdom and war .That's why she is holding a shield .How the ancient Greeks combined the wisdom and the war ?
Nowadays is not possible! Posted by Picasa

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Blogger selana18 said...

Hello!
Thank you for your comment!
Nice photo. tThe first thing that occured to me when watching it was power. The sky looks really threatening...
mamyke

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 8:19:00 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

it's more wise-ass and war nowadays!

Athena is also Goddess of the hunt, right?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 8:31:00 AM  
Blogger Ovelikios said...

Myth has it that Athina was "born" out of the head of Zeus.

Apart from war and wisdom (strange combination, indeed), Athina was the goddess of weaving and crafts. When you have only 12 Gods for everything, any one of them has to have many responsibilities.

The Romans called her Minerva.

Edwin_s, no. That was Artemis (Romans later named her Diana).

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 8:37:00 AM  
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 8:40:00 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

I've never been to Greece, but I would love to go. After all, I have a degree in philosophy.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 2:06:00 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

It is very imposing. Very nice! It looks powerful... i may be biased..;)

Thursday, July 20, 2006 9:20:00 AM  

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