Greek Mythology

Ate, Aite and Atë

Atë, the Greek goddess of mischief. Atë, also known as Até or Aite, is the Greek goddess of mischief, delusion, ruin and folly. Até also refers to the action performed by the hero, usually because of hubris, that often leads to his or her death or downfall. Her parents were Zeus and Hera. In Homer’s Iliad (Book 19) she is called the eldest daughter of Zeus […]

Greek Mythology

Athena

ATHENE (Athêna) was the Olympian goddess of wisdom and good counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and various other crafts. She was depicted as a stately woman armed with a shield and spear, and wearing a long robe, crested helm, and the famed aigis–a snake-trimmed cape adorned with the monstrous visage of […]