Daddy's Girl 110

posted August 5th, 2015, 4:37 am


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July 16th, 2018, 5:02 pm

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September 16th, 2015, 10:37 am

Mnesilokos

Look at the longhaired, intellectual fellow...

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I really like your take on Prometheus =)Does Athena have kind of a crush on Prometheus, or does she simply like him a lot? And speaking of Prometheus, which sources mentions Prometheus as assisting Zeus at her birth? I'm really curious, for I have never heard any other version than the one with Hephaistos acting as the... midwife.

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September 16th, 2015, 1:08 pm

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@Mnesilokos:
At this point Athena just likes him a lot, but she will develop romantic feelings for him later.

Prometheus is mentioned as the one assisting Zeus at Athena's birth in the Bibliotheca, a compendium of myths dated to the first or second centuries CE. "When it came time for the birth, Prometheus (or Hephaistos, according to some) by the river Triton struck the head of Zeus with an axe, and from his crown Athena sprang up, clad in her armour."

Anyway, I'm glad you like my take on Prometheus. :)

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September 21st, 2015, 11:27 am

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@agnosis: He's dreamy =)

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March 28th, 2018, 10:24 am

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Speaking of times when Athena lost control there is the time where she no only lost a weaving contest to a mortal, but a mortal who did a weaving that created that showed the flaws of the gods. She turned that mortal into a spider. Then there’s her creation of Medusa.

And Athena is one of the generally NICER gods all things told. So yeah...

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March 28th, 2018, 5:36 pm

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@Ben: Athena definitely had her not so nice moments. However, in the oldest version of the Medusa myth (told by Hesiod) Medusa was born as a monster from the beginning. And she had (possibly consensual) sex with Poseidon on a flowery meadow, not in Athena's temple. The version where Athena turns Medusa into a monster is much later, from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

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