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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 129, Athena Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 129, Athena Summary and Analysis

In staggered prose, Stone questions the Goddess Athena about her attributes. Because Athena is born full grown from Zeus's head after he swallowed Metis, Stone wonders how a Goddess is formed from an arrogant male mind. She wonders if Athena has any traits of her mother. Similarities between Athena and other Goddesses are highlighted by Stone such as Neit, Hella, Anat and even Gaia. The reader is informed that Athena invented the potter's wheel and the horse bridle. She taught the art of medicine and healing. She carved the first flute and created the first loom. Athena is, after all, the goddess of civilization, wisdom, weaving and war.

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