Athena Wearing her Helmet Choker
Athena Wearing her Helmet Choker
Athena Wearing her Helmet Choker
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Athena Wearing her Helmet Choker

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Athena is an ancient Greek Goddess associated with wisdom and handicraft and the adored patroness and protectress of Athens, from which she most likely received her name.

In Greek Mythology Poseidon and Athena had a much-publicized quarrel over who deserves to be the patron of the most prosperous Ancient Greek city, Athens. Poseidon claimed that the city would benefit more from him than Athena and to prove this, he struck his trident into a rock, creating a seawater stream which welled up in the Temple of Erechtheion on the north side of the Acropolis. Smart as she was, Athena did nothing spectacular: she merely planted an olive tree. However, the first king of Athens, Cecrops – who was the judge of the contest – realized that the olive tree was much more beneficial, since it gave the Athenians fruit, oil and wood.

The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens is dedicated to her. Her major symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, and the Gorgoneion. In art, she is generally depicted wearing a helmet and holding a spear.

 

18k Gold Filled Athena Coin with a 14k Gold Plated chain.

  

Comes with an extension to clasp at any length.

 

Total length of the necklace is 40cm.