Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and war strategy. She is one of the Twelve Olympians. Athena’s symbol is the owl, the wisest of the birds. She also had a shield called Aegis, which was a present given to her by Zeus. She is often shown with her helmet on and with her shield, the shield later had Medusa’s head on it, after Peresus slayed the her, he gave the head of Medusa to Athena for safekeeping who put the head on her shield.
Athena is the protector of Athens, Greece, a city named after her. The Parthenon, which is on the Acropolis in Athens, is her most famous temple. She also helped many heroes, including Heracles, Jason, and Odysseus, and is always seen with Nike, the goddess of victory.