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What is that on Athena's chest?

It's not clear from your picture, but the face is most probably a Gorgoneion, a recurring element of Athena's iconography: In Ancient Greece, the Gorgoneion (Greek: Γοργόνειον) was a special ...
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Are there any accounts of how Hera, Demeter, and/or Hestia conducted themselves in combat?

Hera Of the three sisters Hera is the only one regarding whom I have found mention of her direct involvement in a narrated fight scene. Dionysos' War in India In Book 36 of Nonnus' Dionysiaca,1 the ...
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Norse god/goddess of law or justice

Yes! Tyr was a norse God of law and war. Evidence suggests that he was once head of the pantheon, but was supplanted by Odin and Thor. He was wise and brave, the only of the gods courageous enough to ...
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Did Sif (the Norse Goddess) ever become a Warrior in mythology?

wip Do know that as good as everything we know of Norse mythology comes from writers after the Christianization of Scandinavia so I can't write about any older myths (this might be my shortcoming ...
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Is there any evidence of the Ancient Greeks worshipping Zeus's daughter Helen?

We first a crown of low-growing lotus having woven will place it on a shady plane-tree. First from a silver oil-flask soft oil drawing we will let it drip beneath the shady plane-tree. Letters will be ...
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Egyptian Goddess Nakith

The name that you saw was most likely supposed to be transliterated as Nȧkith. The letter ȧ was used for 𓇋 in one older transliteration scheme of Egyptian, while most transliteration schemes ...
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What do we know about the Roman goddesses Adeona and Abeona?

Unfortunately, Varro's Antiquities is only known through references like this one. Searching for #abeon in the Packhum corpus (a collection of, theoretically, all surviving Latin literature before 200 ...
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Who is the Queen of Heaven in the The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl?

To answer my own question: the Weaver girl is the daughter of the Jade Emperor therefore his wife must be the Jade Empress, the Queen Mother of the West, even though it's not stated in the story ...
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Are Canaanite Goddesses Associated with Pigs?

For the most part there is no association between Canaanite gods and pigs. Canaanites, like Israelites, didn't eat pigs, which weren't indigenous to the land. In fact, archaeologists often take pig ...
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Is it the Muses depicted on the façade of 100 Broadway, Manhattan?

The wiki on the building actually covers it: The third-story windows above the portico are flanked by six classical figures designed by J. Massey Rhind. Two more figures, in the same style as Rhind's ...
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Is there any evidence of the Ancient Greeks worshipping Zeus's daughter Helen?

Herodotus, in his Histories, recounts the story of how Ariston took his third wife, the most beautiful woman in Sparta, from his friend Agetus, and says that she had been an ugly baby, but her nurse's ...
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What was Athena's punishment for her involvement in a plot against Zeus?

There was none It is specifically noted in this passage from wikipedia that there is doubt as to whether the event is canonical mythology or simply a creation of Homer to add literary weight to ...
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Are there any myths that prove Athena was the favorite daughter of Zeus?

In the Iliad (Book V) Ares complains to Zeus that he lets Athena - the pestilent maiden - get away with anything: Speedily he came to the abode of the gods, to steep Olympus, and sate him down by the ...
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Greek female name associated with gifts, a tool, a weapon, or a lie - must sound relatively 'normal' for a modern name

Basically you'd have to modernize an existing name to your purpose. *(F) = Female *(M) = Male Hesiod, Theogony 211ff (trans. Evelyn White; Greek epic 8th or 7th century B.C.):[3] And Nyx (F)(Night) ...
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Greek female name associated with gifts, a tool, a weapon, or a lie - must sound relatively 'normal' for a modern name

Best two-edged name I can think of is IEZABEL (Ἰεζάβελ): Greek form of Hebrew Iyzebel ("Ba'al exalts," "unchaste," or "without cohabitation"), but meaning "chaste, intact.". Modern-day form would be ...
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