8 Athena and Political Uses of Myth

8 Athena and Political Uses of Myth - She was turned to a...

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Athena and Political Uses of Myth Athena, Mistress of the City Emblem is the owl Wears body armor and a helmet, carries a spear and shield Born from Zeus’s head Virgin Protectress of male heroes, watched over Perseus, Heracles, Odysseus, and Jason Represents reason’s control over elemental force Arachne, a young woman who boasted her weaving skills were equal to Athena’s
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Unformatted text preview: She was turned to a spider In war, Ares is unrestrained violence, Athena teaches strategy and disciplined tactics Her practical knowledge separates humans from beasts and protects them from the indifferent violence of the natural world...
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