Athena


Athena: Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Justice and War

Oh Athena, bright eyed and holy virgin
born from the great Zeus's head
who with your great wisdom
conquered Athens against Poseidon
by offering the olive tree, and he the horse

Oh Athena, maiden goddess, mother of Athens
you give wise counsel
you protect the writers, the musicians
the smiths, the potters and weavers
you give us peace

Oh Athena, lady of the sacred owl
Zeus's favorite child
who carries his shield with the head of Medusa
you set us free, you give us hope
for an age of equality and justice