Athena, daughter of Zeus, was the goddess of intelligence, wisdom, resourcefulness and strategic thought. She was also the protectress of women and female crafts. She was born, fully-armed, from the head of her father Zeus and is usually depicted in full armour: helmet, shield, spear and snake-fringed aegis. She was the patron goddess of Athens, to which she gave her name and the gift of the olive. She favoured the heroes Herakles, Jason, Achilles, Perseus and Odysseus, and was associated with Nike, goddess of achievement and victory. Her symbol was the owl and the olive.
This lovely miniature statue is made for us in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. As each one individually cast, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique. Her spear may also vary by a millimeter or two!
|dimensions||Height: 14cm (to the top of her helmet)|
mini bronze Athena with spear
- Code: BS-65
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £29.17