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    who is minerva?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by pyrox91992, Jul 9, 2007.

    ok, this is a sign that i am beginning to lose track of my mythology, but who was the goddess minerva?
    like, what was she goddess of, wut civilization, and such
     
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    Minerva was the Greek goddess of wisdom, poetry, music and the arts
     
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    The ROMAN goddess, actually. The Greek goddess of <everything he just said> was Athena.
     
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    well, thnx to the two of u, i was just curious cuz i remembered the name but forgot whom it was attached to
     
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    You're right, of course. I knew it was the Roman goddess, but was trying to think of the Greek goddess she was derived from (most of the Roman gods were state-designated acquisitions of the Greek gods). So I typed Greek in a brain-dead moment.
     
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    the original [athena] was also the patroness of athens, as if you couldn't tell:rolleyes:

    her companion/'totem' is the owl...
     
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    just a question, didn't that owl have a name? I've been trying to remember that for a looong time. But then again, if it did it might have just been from the old Hercules cartoon. The Disney one, with that Michael Bolton song. [hums "Go the Distance"]
     
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    in the disney flick about young king arthur [sword in the stone], it did... 'archimedes'...

    but archimedes was a real greek... a mathemetician and engineer... 'invented' geometry and a slew of machines...
     

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