Athena (Greek Mythology)

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See Athena for a disambiguation.
Name: Athena, also known as Athene or Pallas Athena (Minerva in Roman Mythology)
Occupation: goddess
Relationships: Zeus (father)
Metis (mother)
Triton (foster father)
Poseidon and Hades (uncles)
Hestia, Hera and Demeter (aunts)
Fandom: Greek Mythology
Dark-Hunter Series
The Goddess Test
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Other: Athena on Wikipedia
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Athena is a Greek Goddess of Wisdom, war strategy, and crafts in Greek Mythology.


Athena is a well-liked character and generally shown in positive light in fanworks. Fanfiction where Athena has a prominent role often have feminist themes. Fanworks rarely feature Athena in romantic relationships, probably because of her status as one of the Virgin Goddesses. On AO3, Athena has been paired up with Medusa and Ares, as well as Aphrodite, Arachne, Apollo and Prometheus.

In fanworks such as fanart and cosplay, she's often portrayed with her signature animal, an owl, and a staff/sword/spear along with a shield.

Athena in Other Fandoms

Due to the popularity of Greek Myths and the gods and goddesses of them, versions of the them are often used in various different media works from books to films to TV series. The following are versions based on Athena:

Athena also appears in some other fandoms that didn't originally have her. In addition, many fans like to fancast/parallel their characters as Greek Gods and Goddesses on Tumblr.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • Athena is the main character of Daddy's Girl, a comic by Li Österberg. "Athena is miraculously born from her father's head. She's stronger and more intelligent than most people, but deep down she is just a confused child who tries to understand herself, her family and the world around her. This is the story of how she manages to find her own path."




A very common fandom interpretation of Medusa myth in Athena/Medusa fics is that Athena changed Medusa to protect her from men, rather than as a punishment.


Most Athena/Prometheus fics are written in languages other than English.


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