Who was Athena?
Athena was a powerful and popular goddess. Athena did not have a mother. She was born directly out of Zeus' brain, which is how she received her remarkable cleverness. Athena held a seat on Mount Olympus, on the council of twelve, the rulers of the gods. The other gods counted on Athena to be fair. Zeus admired Athena for her wisdom, kindness, and understanding. Even her moody uncle, Poseidon, had a special place in his heart for his niece, Athena, the goddess of wisdom. She is sometimes considered the goddess of war because Athena had the power to give skill, courage, and victory in battle to those who deserved it (in her opinion.)