ATHENA VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
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VIRTUAL RUN INSPO
Athena, also spelled Athene, in Greek religion, the city protectress, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason, identified by the Romans with Minerva. She was essentially urban and civilized, the antithesis in many respects of Artemis, goddess of the outdoors. Athena was probably a pre-Hellenic goddess and was later taken over by the Greeks. Yet the Greek economy, unlike that of the Minoans, was largely military, so that Athena, while retaining her earlier domestic functions, became a goddess of war.
She was the daughter of Zeus, produced without a mother, so that she emerged full-grown from his forehead. There was an alternative story that Zeus swallowed Metis, the goddess of counsel, while she was pregnant with Athena, so that Athena finally emerged from Zeus. Being the favourite child of Zeus, she had great power.
Athena’s association with the acropolises of various Greek cities probably stemmed from the location of the kings’ palaces there. She was thought to have had neither consort nor offspring. She may not have been described as a virgin originally, but virginity was attributed to her very early and was the basis for the interpretation of her epithets Pallas and Parthenos. As a war goddess Athena could not be dominated by other goddesses, such as Aphrodite, and as a palace goddess she could not be violated.
Program “Run Help Inspire” by Perunrace. Dear runners and good causes lovers, our entire team is very excited to announce that from 2022 we are launching our charity program. We truly believe that sport is more than just a physical activity – In our team sport means dedication, support and unity. Runners are people with big hearts and love to help, they are also visionairs and aim for better future. That is why we wоuld like to support with your help various charitable campaigns and causes related to environmental protection or helping people and children in need. Above on this page you will find information about the cause you can help by donating. Read more about our causes