(Greek mythology theme challenge)
Athena was the great Olympian goddess of wise counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and other crafts. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake-trimmed aigis cloak wrapped around her breast and arm, adorned with the monstrous head of the Gorgon.

Myths associated with the goddess include:
-Her birth from the head of Zeus, fully-grown and arrayed in arm
-The Judgement of Paris in which she competed with Hera and Aphrodite for the prize of the golden apple
-The weaving contest with Arakhne who was transformed by the goddess into a spider
-The assisting of Perseus in his quest to slay the Gorgon and the Argonauts in their quest for the Golden Fleece
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