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Goddess Athena by sKeTcH-cRaZy Goddess Athena by sKeTcH-cRaZy
Time for a Greek Myth!:

Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill. She was the favorite child of Zeus. She had sprung fully grown out of her father's head. Her mother was Metis, goddess of wisdom and Zeus' first wife. In fear that Metis would bear a son mightier than himself. Zeus swallowed her and she began to make a robe and helmet for her daughter. The hammering of the helmet caused Zeus great pain in the form of headaches and he cried out in agony. Skilled Hephaestus ran to his father and split his skull open and from it emerged Athena, fully grown and wearing her mother's robe and helmet. She is the virgin mother of Erichthnonius.

Athena and her uncle Poseidon were both very fond of a certain city in Greece. Both of them claimed the city and it was decided that the one that could give the finest gift should have it. Leading a procession of citizens, the two gods mounted the Acropolis. Poseidon struck the side of the cliff with his trident and a spring welled up. The people marveled, but the water was as salty as Poseidon's sea and it was not very useful. Athena's gift was an olive tree, which was better because it gave the people food, oil and wood. Athena named her city Athens.

Athena's companion was the goddess of victory, Nike, and her usual attribute is the owl. Athena possessed the Aegis.

...on to Artemis!
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Awesome-O Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Love it. You depicted her very well standing proud and fierce, even in undress. I don't think she'd have any issues being in the nude, being a goddess.
PyrrhaTitana21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
So lovely, I love this pic :P
bronzesword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
athenasbitch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you have many skills....;) the helmet and ornament and spear are dead on perfect. i love it. and here's to rendering athena as beautiful as you did, unlike the ancient greeks who worshipped her! (i like to think nike was athena's companion because it's said that athena never lost a contest/fight.)
White0wlsuperheroine Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the detail here--Athena looks terrific
philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

This beautiful picture has been featured in the MISCELLANEOUS section of my journal [link]

philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful BEAUTY :love:
wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifully rendered!
MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This amazingly-designed artwork has been featured here:
Top 10 Illustrations of Athena – Goddess of Wisdom

That article is part of the session called Olympian Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology. It is basically a series of articles dedicated to collect the beautiful and real looking images of the Olympians.

sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
AWESOME! thanks for putting my pic in the top 10. very much appreciated.
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