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The goddess of war handicrafts wisdom and self-realization The portrait of Athena found in poetry and art is exceptionally accurate for the Greek people as a whole perhaps because Greek poets and artists tended like Athena to belong to society and civilization and not like Artemis like the wilderness Even the goddess as she was before Homer the goddess whom archeology and linguistics must reconstruct finds close reflection in Homers pages When during 2nd millenium BC the Greeks settled the peninsula to which they later gave their name they probably found Athenas worships already established in Crete if not on the main land The pre-Greek Minoan Cretans worshiped a snake goddess who protected the home and who like other Minoan deities was thought to appear among men in the shape of a bird snake and bird attributes as well as bird epiphany are especially characteristics of Athena as she appears in Homers and afterward The Minoans worshiped their goddess in recessed sanctuaries in their palaces her priest being the master of the house or in palaces the king Then probably with the dissolution of the Mycenaean society around 1100-1000 BC and the migration of the Greeks across the Aegean to Asia Minor Athena became a warrior goddess It seems quite possible that during these years she was assimilated with an old Greek warrior goddess Pallas Maideninto the familiar Pallas Athena In the Illiad Athena inspires and fights along side the Aeachean worriers and helps many Trojan War heroes like Odysseus Diomedes and many others She fills Diomedess heart with power she gives him vision to see what is Mortal and what is Divine she strengthens him when he is wounded She even guides his spear an act that is not understood as an unfair advantage but rather as a symbol of his prowess More generally when divinity apeared and inspired a man to great acomplisments of heart and hand working together than that was
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