Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Athene by ThaliaTook Athene by ThaliaTook
Athene by ThaliaTook (print image)

Loading...

All rolled Fine Art Paper Prints ship with an additional 1.5" bright white border. learn more. Gallery framed Fine Art Prints ship with an additional 2" bright white border. All Gallery Wrapped Prints ship with an additional 1" bright white wrapped border. View Original

Athene, or Athena, is one of the twelve Olympian Deities, but Her origins are far, far older, dating back at least to Minoan times, and maybe even back to Neolithic times. She is of old associated with birds, especially the owl, and serpents, as well as the Akropolis in Athens. She is so old that the meaning of Her name has been lost; and whether the city of Athens is named for Her or whether it's the other way around cannot be seen from this distance.

She is a trickster, never forget, as well as a shape-shifter; She was to the Greeks a Goddess of war, but of 'civilized' war, which is a very Greek concept. She represents strategy and diplomacy and knowing when it is time to fight.

Her older associations are with crafts, especially weaving; She represents ability, and can do anything at all She sets Her considerable mind to, whether building chariots and boats, sculpting horses in bronze, weaving, throwing pots on the wheel, founding cities, or inventing the olive tree.

She is also associated with storms and lightning; Her eyes are said to be very bright, like both the lightning and the eyes of the owl, Her bird. I show Her here with storm clouds behind, holding the spear that represents the lightning bolt.
:iconluchoborello:
LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I love Athene, and I intend to draw my own depiction of her, to share it to a group called Cultus Deorum, that worships Greek-Roman gods. Your depiction is really useful for brainstorming. Of course, your portraits are nothing short of great, they draw attention very easily, and are beautifully drawn and coloured.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Photo Prints: High-quality prints in glossy, matte and lustre finishes. learn more...
FINISH:
IMAGE SIZE:
IMAGE SIZE:
IMAGE SIZE:
$29.99 or 2,400
Art Gifts: Customized art products including calendars, mugs, coasters, magnets and more. learn more...
TYPE:
TYPE:
$20.00 or 1,600
All prices in US Dollars (change)
Estimated Shipping Rates
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts




Details

Submitted on
August 27, 2012
Image Size
12.6 MB
Resolution
3000×4500
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,106
Favourites
26 (who?)
Comments
1