AKA: Anthene, Minerva (Roman Name)
The Goddess Athena is the Greek goddess of reason, wisdom, war, pottery and weaving. As well as being the patron goddess of the city of Athens, Greece; the present day nation’s capital.
She is the daughter of Zeus and Metis, who was believed to be the wisest of all. Before Metis could give birth, Zeus had heard of a prophesy that stated she would bear Zeus a son who was more powerful than himself. Fearing this, Zeus swallowed Metis whole. After that, Zeus began experiencing head pains and had his head cracked open. And wouldn’t you know it, Athena comes out fully grown and in armor!
Athena has appeared in quite a few well-known myths. Her contest with Poseidon over who will the people name their city-state of Athens after. (Take a wild guess who won)
Also another thing that’s well-known about her, her wrath. Like that one time she challenged the mortal girl Arakhne to a contest of weaving after she boasted about being a better weaver than her. Once Athena saw Arakhne was better, she teared it to shreds and drove the girl to attempt suicide. Athena felt pity for Arakhne and transformed her into the first spider.
All in all, Athena was very well-revered and loved by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Still to this day people pray to her for strength and wisdom in times of need.
Even if he found some secret way out, Theon would not have trusted it. He had not forgotten Kyra and her keys. And if he did get out, where would he go? His father was dead, and his uncles had no use for him. Pyke was lost to him. The nearest thing to a home that remained to him was here, amongst the bones of Winterfell.
A ruined man, a ruined castle. This is my place.
Long Term Exposure Photos of Fireworks
Photographer David Johnson captures the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada using an unusual photographic technique of long term exposure. His photos of fireworks look more like bacteria under a microscope. The results are amazing.
Mythological Creatures #41 (Your daily dose of myth history.)
Today’s creature: Echidna (Also known as Ekhidna or Scythian Dracaenae)
Features: Top half of a beautiful woman and the lower-half of a serpent
Source: Greek mythology
Habitat: Caverns of Scythia
She was the daughter of Ceto (Keto) and Phorcys (In some mythologies she is the daughter of Gaia and Tartarus don’t know which is right?). She lived in the caverns of Scythia and attracted males with her beautiful form and then locked them in a coil before consuming them. She later mated with Typhon (Her brother and bore numerous beasts such as Cerberus (I did not know he had mom), Orthos, Chimaera, Hydra, Harpies, the Dragons, Colchis and Ladon, Scylla, the Nemean Lion, the Greek Sphinx, the Blatant beast and the eagle that pecked the liver of Prometheus (Ouch). Echidna was finally killed by the hundred-eyed monster Argos (That’s sad I liked her also I have to admit in a scary kind of way she’s hot).