Saturday, July 15, 2006
I original thought Athena was just the Greek goddess of wisdom. Apparently she is also the goddess of the arts, industry, justice, and skill. She was also the favored child of Zeus. I'm not sure why; Zeus swallowed his wife and a short time later he started having all these headaches, so he split his head open and out popped Athena. The headache was caused by all the pounding his wife made while making Athena a helmet and shield.
Moral of the story: swallowing your wife, bad idea.