Greek Mythology Facts: Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

The birth of Athena.

The birth of Athena. Source: Wikimedia

The Birth of Athena

We will cover Zeus in more detail in due course, but most of you probably know that the guy was… randy, to say the least. He and Metis conceived Athena but he heard the prophecy that Metis’ kids would be stronger than the father. Being Zeus, he couldn’t bear it so he swallowed the pregnant Metis whole. He regretted that soon afterwards, though – he’s got a massive headache so he smashed his head open with Ares’ help and boom – out came Athena, all armoured and badass.

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