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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureMythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago

Who is Athena's (greek goddess) family?

I would like to know her mother, father, aunt, uncle, brothers, sisters, 1/2 siblings and so on and so forth.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Father:Zeus

    Mother:Metis

    Half-siblings: Hephaestus, Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Dionysus, Hermes

    Aunt:Demeter

    Uncles: Hades, Poseidon

    Step-Mother: Hera

    Person-who-is-not-related-in-any-way: Aphrodite

    Yes her mother is indeed Metis, if you remeber correctly. Zeus swallowed her because Hera warned Zeus that Metis was having twins. One boy, and one girl. The girl was going to be very wise, but the boy when he was born he was going to be even stronger than Zeus.

    So Zeus swallowed Metis to kill the boy, but suddenly he got really bad headaches. Hephaestus was able to stop the headaches by cracking open Zeus' skull, and out came Athena dressed in armor. Her brother was never born.... That's how the story goes.

    Source(s): my greek mythology books
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  • 3 years ago

    Athena Family Tree

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  • 1 decade ago

    Athena is the daughter of Zeus. She does not have a mother because she came out of Zeus' head one day, when he had it opened up. She popped out of his head, full grown, with armor on & everything. She is by far Zeus' favorite daughter becaue he created her himself.

    She is the goddess of wisdom, arts & crafts, etc. She is a tough warrior and consider a 'virgin goddess'. She is associated with the owl and the olive tree. She is the tamer of horses, and considered the 'gray eyed goddess.' Athena feels she does not need a man in her life.

    Aunts / uncles: Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Hades. Sister: Aphrodite Brother: Ares and Hermes.

    This is what I learned though, and there are many legends behind Athena and her family. You have to go by what you believe.

    Source(s): Latin 1 class. :)
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Athena's Father was Zeus.

    She had no Mother, she sprang from Zeus's head fully grown and fully armored.

    Her Aunts and Uncles were, Hestia, Pluto, Poseidon, Hera and Demeter.

    Her Brothers and Sister were, Persephone, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Ares, Hebe, Hephaestus and Aphrodite.

    However, all of them were only 1/2 siblings as some of them had different mothers, whereas Athena did not have one.

    Source(s): Edith Hamilton Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heros
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    Who is Athena's (greek goddess) family?

    I would like to know her mother, father, aunt, uncle, brothers, sisters, 1/2 siblings and so on and so forth.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Athena was another form of a ancient Sumerian goddess named Ishtar.

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