Athena is the daughter of Zeus. She sprang full grown in armour from his forehead, so has no mother. Athena is fierce and brave in battle but, only wars to define the state and home from outside enemies. Athena is the goddess of the city, handicrafts, and agriculture. It is said she invented the bridle, which permitted man to tame horses, the trumpet, the flute, the pot, the rake, the plough, the yoke, the ship, and the chariot.
Athena is the embodiment of wisdom, reason, and purity. She was Zeus's favourite child and was allowed to use his weapons including his thunderbolt. The city of Athens is named after her. Athena is associated with the olive tree and owl is her animal. Athena is a virgin goddess.