Athena’s Relationship with Other Gods and Goddesses – Fiercely Bright One
Athena, who initially was an armed Goddess of War and then became a dominant figure behind violence, battles and other conflicts among men. In the Trojan war, Ares was seriously injured by Athena as he was helping. ARES and ATHENA By Carter Colclasure For thousands of years wars troubled the world. What is a better way to handle war; being cruel and brutal or to be. Ares was known to surrender to Athena and Athena alone. A war god is Therefore, he did not take the idea of the tryst between the two well.
Relationship with Hephaistos Athena was a goddess who weaved her own clothing. As the patron of women who worked at the loom, she aided women in domestic chores in their homes or those who sold their woven crafts at the market Hephaistos on the other hand was a god of the forge, metal working and smiths. They share a festival the Chalkeia where they are honored together as Holy Powers associated with blacksmiths and artisans Relationship with Hestia Athene was associated with the work women did in the home.
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Hestia is the goddess of the home and hearth itself. These two have over-lapping influence here. Both Goddesses had fires associated with them. Relationship to Erichthonois After being rejected by Aphrodite, Hephaistos tried to have sex with Athena.
Athena and Ares and a comparison of the two as divinities of war
His sperm ended up on her leg. In disgust, she wiped it off with some wool and threw it to the ground. In some versions of the story, the goddess Gaia came up from the earth and gave the baby Erichthonois to Athena. Athena gave him to some of her priestesses to raise in Athens. Erichthonois was kept in a box with a snake; the Priestesses were never to open it.
Athena was trying to make her son immortal.
Two of the priestesses opened the box. The two women who opened the box were either killed by the snake or were driven mad by the goddess herself and flung themselves off the Akropolis Athena then raised the child in her own temple.
According to myth, Erichthonois placed the first statue of the goddess there and founded the festival of Panathenaia for Athena There was a snake-spirit who was the guardian of the Akropolis.
Each month he was given a honey-cake to elicit his protection. There is a statue of Athena with a serpent.
This serpent is believed to be the guardian-spirit. Pausanias describes the snake of Athena Parthenos statue as Erichthonois. Erichthonois was both a ancestor raised by Athena and an guardian serpent spirit of the Akropolis who was petitioned to for protection Strabo says that it came about because of a spiritual or religious mystery. Kerenyi also states that both Persephone and Athena are associated with the pomegranate Sources 1 Deacy, Susan.
Ares was the progenitor of the water-dragon slain by Cadmusfor the dragon's teeth were sown into the ground as if a crop and sprang up as the fully armored autochthonic Spartoi.
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In this way, Cadmus harmonized all strife and founded the city of Thebes. He reported the incident to Hephaestus. Contriving to catch the illicit couple in the act, Hephaestus fashioned a finely-knitted and nearly invisible net with which to snare them.
At the appropriate time, this net was sprung, and trapped Ares and Aphrodite locked in very private embrace. For the sake of modesty, the goddesses demurred, but the male gods went to witness the sight. Some commented on the beauty of Aphrodite, others remarked that they would eagerly trade places with Ares, but all who were present mocked the two.
Battle between Ares and Athena
Once the couple was released, the embarrassed Ares returned to his homeland, Thrace, and Aphrodite went to Paphos. The furious Ares turned the sleepy Alectryon into a rooster which now always announces the arrival of the sun in the morning. Ares and the giants[ edit ] In one archaic myth, related only in the Iliad by the goddess Dione to her daughter Aphrodite, two chthonic giants, the Aloadaenamed Otus and Ephialtes, threw Ares into chains and put him in a bronze urn, where he remained for thirteen months, a lunar year.
In Nonnus 's Dionysiaca  Ares also killed Ekhidnades, the giant son of Echidnaand a great enemy of the gods.
Scholars have not concluded whether the nameless Ekhidnades "of Echidna's lineage" was entirely Nonnus's invention or not. Iliad[ edit ] In the Iliad Homer represented Ares as having no fixed allegiances, rewarding courage on both sides: During the war, Diomedes fought with Hector and saw Ares fighting on the Trojans' side.
Diomedes called for his soldiers to fall back slowly V. Athene or Athena, Ares's sister, saw his interference and asked Zeus, his father, for permission to drive Ares away from the battlefield, which Zeus granted V.
Hera and Athena encouraged Diomedes to attack Ares V.