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"And this has something to do, again, with Athena?" .. "Hence the strange love- hate relationship that Americans have with hackers.". In all of Greek Mythology, no two figures hold a worse grudge against one another than the deities Athena and Ares. Their heated rivalry was so powerful, in fact. Both Goddesses are also patrons of housewives, domestic work and the tending of the home. Relationship with Ares Athena is a deity of war.
She was also exceptional in that she did not participate in the moral squalor of Olympus; she was a virgin. I knew that was a picture of a virgin on your medallion.
Hephaestus leg-fucked her once but did not achieve penetration. The one exception really proves the rule: Arachne was a superb weaver who became arrogant and began taking credit herself, instead of attributing her talent to the gods. Arachne went so far as to issue an open challenge to Athena, who was the goddess of weaving, among other things.
So if Arachne had dissed anyone else in the Pantheon, she would have been just a smoking hole in the ground before she knew what hit her. Arachne declined her advice.
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And the interesting thing is that the contest turned out to be a draw—Arachne really was just as good as Athena! Only problem was that her weaving depicted the gods of Olympus at their shepherd-raping, interspecies-fucking worst. This weaving was simply a literal and accurate illustration of all of those other myths, which makes this into a sort of meta-myth. Athena flew off the handle and whacked Arachne with her distaff, which might seem kind of like poor anger management until you consider that during the struggle against the Giants, she wasted Enceladus by dropping Sicily on him!
The only effect was to cause Arachne to recognize her own hubris, at which she became so ashamed that she hanged herself. Athena then brought her back to life in the form of a spider. Kind of an odd combination, to say the least!
Especially since Ares was supposed to be the god of war and Hestia the goddess of home economics—why the redundancy? So now the connection to crafts becomes obvious—crafts are just the practical application of metis. The word that we use today, to mean the same thing, is really technology.
His personal aides are Fear and Terror and sometimes Strife. He is constantly at odds with Athena even though—maybe because —they are nominally the god and goddess of the same thing—war. Athena knocks him out with a rock at one point. And so it seems very clear to me that Ares really was a god of war as such an entity would be recognized by people who were involved in wars all the time, and had a really clear idea of just how stupid and ugly wars are.
Athena guides both Odysseus and Heracles through their struggles, and although both of these guys are excellent fighters, they win most of their battles through cunning or less pejoratively metis. Defensive versus offensive war, maybe? Remember when I said that Athena got leg-fucked by Hephaestus? Metals, metallurgy, and fire were his specialties—the old-fashioned Rust Belt stuff. So, no wonder Athena gave him a hard-on! You know who Erichthonius was? You know what he was famous for?
The Sumerians had Enki, the Norse had Loki. Loki was an inventor-god, but psychologically he had more in common with Ares; he was not only the god of technology but the god of evil too, the closest thing they had to the Devil.
And all cultures are fascinated by this. Some of them, like many Native Americans, basically admire it, but never couple it with technological development. Others, like the Norse, hate it and identify it with the Devil.
Zeus bestowed upon her these honors: Both of them can bring storms to those at sea. Zeus and Athena shared many epithets and spheres of expertise. At the Proteleia Festival, a Priestess of Athena gave Athena a sacrifice or offering to aid in the marriages, fertility and childbearing of young brides. Hera as the Goddess of Marriage par excellence would have most likely been given a sacrifice as well 4.
This is an example of where their cults may have intersected. Both Goddesses are also patrons of housewives, domestic work and the tending of the home. Relationship with Ares Athena is a deity of war. She is both the goddess of just war and the horrors of war.
Ares is the god of war, par excellence, while Athena is a goddess of war when it is necessary. She is the goddess of war and has many other attributes. At Olympia, Athena Hippia and Ares Hippios were honored together as deities associated with horses 5.
Both of these deities were associated with war. Athene was more associated with just or defensive war, while Ares was more linked to the bloodshed, carnage and chaos of war. Each offered a gift to the city, Poseidon offered a body of water and Athena planted the first olive tree. Athena was awarded the city. In anger, Poseidon flooded the plains 7. In another version of this myth, Poseidon offered the horse instead of the sea. He still lost to Athena 8.
She could brew up storms upon command; she destroyed ships returning from Troy after they had committed sacrilege in her temple Relationship with Hephaistos Athena was a goddess who weaved her own clothing. As the patron of women who worked at the loom, she aided women in domestic chores in their homes or those who sold their woven crafts at the market Hephaistos on the other hand was a god of the forge, metal working and smiths.
They share a festival the Chalkeia where they are honored together as Holy Powers associated with blacksmiths and artisans Relationship with Hestia Athene was associated with the work women did in the home. Hestia is the goddess of the home and hearth itself.
These two have over-lapping influence here. Both Goddesses had fires associated with them.Ares: The God of War (Mars) Greek Mythology Ep.10 - See U in History