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Athena (Greek deity)

Works: 302 works in 580 publications in 1 language and 20,246 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Art  History  Poetry 
Classifications: BL820.M6, [FIC]
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Publications about Athena (Greek deity)
Most widely held works about Athena (Greek deity)
    Athena : grey-eyed goddess by George O'Connor( Book )
    4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,867 libraries worldwide
    From the moment she emerged, fully grown, from the head of Zeus, Athena was one of the most complex Olympians. This graphic novel retells her many interwoven tales: how she killed Pallas, fought the Gigantes, aided Perseus, and cursed Arachne
    The queen of the air being a study of the Greek myths of cloud and storm by John Ruskin( Book )
    95 editions published between 1869 and 2012 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
    In a unique 1869 take on Greek mythology, the influential Victorian-Edwardian sage considers the myth of the goddess Athena. Ruskin asks us to consider Athena in the heavens, the earth, and the heart" as a vital force in the material world channeled by those leading virtuous lives and also as the directress of the imagination and will."
    Darkness becomes her by Kelly Keaton( Book )
    5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
    In post-apocalyptic New Orleans, now a sanctuary for supernatural beings, a hardened teenager on the run searches for the truth about her monstrous heritage and discovers a curse that could ignite the ancient war between gods and monsters
    Athena the wise by Joan Holub( Book )
    6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
    "Athena isn't the only new kid at Mount Olympus! When a mortal named Heracles transfers to the Academy, Athena understands what he's going through. She started there a few months ago herself. Not only does Heracles need help fitting in, he also has to complete twelve 'labors' or be kicked out of school!"--P. [4] of cover
    The warrior goddess: Athena by Doris Gates( Book )
    2 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
    Retells the Greek myths in which Athena plays a major role, including those of Perseus, the Golden Fleece, and Arachne
    Say cheese, Medusa! by Kate McMullan( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
    In this modern version of Greek mythology, Hades explains how a jealous Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon and what really happened when Perseus went hunting for Medusa's head
    Antigoddess by Kendare Blake( Book )
    5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
    Athena and Hermes' search for the cause of their unexpected, life-threatening illnesses leads them to Cassandra, a former prophetess, who may be key to a war started by Hera and other Olympians who have become corrupt anti-gods determined to destroy their rivals
    Waiting for Odysseus : a novel by Clemence McLaren( Book )
    2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
    Presents the story of Odysseus's epic journey through the eyes of his faithful wife Penelope, the sorceress Circe, the goddess Athena, and his old nanny Eurycleia
    A beautiful evil by Kelly Keaton( Book )
    3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
    In the post-apocalyptic city of New 2, Ari Selkirk, who has discovered that she is a descendant of Medusa, is trying to keep at bay the evil growing inside her, but the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess Ari's power, provoking a monumental battle between good and evil
    Athena by B. A Hoena( Book )
    2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
    Relates the exploits of Athena and her importance in Greek mythology, including her connection to such figures as Jason and Odysseus, and describes the role of myths in the modern world
    The girl games by Joan Holub( Book )
    3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
    " Artemis, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Athena are sick and tired of being left out of the annual boys-only Olympic Games. Their solution? The Girl Games! But as the Goddess Girls work to make their dream into a reality, they come up against plenty of chaos and competition. Told in alternating points of view, this super special is packed with Olympic spirit!"--Publisher's website
    Athena by Nancy Loewen( Book )
    2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
    Surveys classical mythology, discussing the relationship between Greek and Roman myths, and describes the birth and life of the goddess Athena
    Athena the proud by Joan Holub( Book )
    3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
    Athena's arrogance throws a wrench into her plans to improve King Minos's labyrinth
    Athena by Susan Deacy( Book )
    8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
    The definitive assessment of the various represenations and approaches to Athena, Susan Deacy does what no other has done before and brings all the aspects of this legendary figure into one, outstanding study
    The votive statues of the Athenian Acropolis by Catherine M Keesling( Book )
    7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
    During the period between Solon's reforms and the end of the Peloponnesian War, worshippers dedicated hundreds of statues to Athena on the Acropolis, Athens's primary sanctuary. Some of these statues were Archaic marble korai, works of the greatest significance for the study of Greek art; all are documents of Athenian history. This book brings together all of the evidence for statue dedications on the Acropolis in the sixth and fifth centuries BC, including inscribed statues bases that preserve information about the dedicators and the evidence for lost bronze sculptures. Placing the korai and other statues from the Acropolis within the original votive contexts, Catherine Keesling questions the standard interpretation of the korai as generic, anonymous votaries, while shedding new light upon the origins and significance of Greek portraiture
    The wicked within by Kelly Keaton( Book )
    3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
    In post-apocalyptic New Orleans, Ari continues her desperate quest to break the gorgon curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries, but the relic both she and Athena seek to control is missing, amid rumors that an ancient power is on the rise
    Athene : image and energy by Ann Shearer( Book )
    3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
    Gods and goddesses ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
    A fascinating journey to discover the truth behind compelling mythological tales of gods and goddesses. These tales have been passed down by storytellers and interwoven into traditions and philosophies for generations, even before Biblical times
    The fifth hymn by Callimachus( Book )
    6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
    Callimachus was one of the most important and influential writers in the ancient world. He was the outstanding poet of the Hellenistic period and had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Greek and Roman literature. The hymns are intricate, allusive and difficult poetry, and need elucidation for the modern reader. 'The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas', is considered by many to be Callimachus' finest surviving poem. Anthony Bulloch has established a new text of the poem, which is printed here with facing English translation. The substantial introduction and full commentary aim to introduce the poem to a wide audience and to help the modern reader to reconstruct what the ancient reader may have taken for granted as part of the crucial and intellectual background and to achieve an informed and sensitive appreciation of the poem in its full perspective. This will be welcomed by Greek scholars and those interested in Greek and Roman poetry
    Athena : a biography by Lee Hall( Book )
    1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
    From the Publisher: Author Lee Hall takes the unusual tack of melding the hypothetical "life" of one mythological being-the goddess Athena-into a single, chronological narrative. By drawing upon the richness of ancient history, archaeology, and classical art and literature, she follows the metamorphosis of Athena's identity, tracing through it not only the origins of our concepts of justice and revenge, our attitudes toward wisdom and the useful arts, but the disturbing mistrust of women inherited from the ancient world, as well as the struggle between male and female that attended the very birth of western culture. Hall traces the earliest vestiges of Athena back to the fertility and survival rituals of prehistoric Crete. She then follows this deity associated with the "mother goddess" as she migrates to the mainland. But once here, Hall finds, Athena becomes an "honorary male", complete with helmet, spear, and shield. The goddess once associated with rituals of nurturing and fecundity now relishes the savagery of war, even masterminds the triumph of the Greeks over the Trojans in Homer's Iliad. Athena forsakes her elemental female virtues and identity as she is co-opted by the male-dominated warrior culture of the Mycenaeans. The third distinctive phase of Athena's career is as the special deity of Athens, where she makes herself felt in the great festivals, art, and architecture of her city, but here too she must betray her gender as the price of civilization. In completing the transition to urban life, one of her last acts is to drive underground the Furies, trapping and containing the ancient and angry female energy. Athena is thus a profound and often troubling exploration of the changes in human consciousness-especially with regard to gender and power-that brought humanity from fertility cults to the Age of Heroes to a time that embraced civic order and the search for wisdom and beauty. A fascinating story, it is also a boon to anyone looking for an entertaining and comprehensible narrative that effectively weaves together the Homeric epics, Greek drama, and modern archaeological discoveries
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