Grey-eyed one, I sing of you,
From his head the great god birthed you,
The holy mountains shook when you were born,
Even the sun stopped in astonishment at this sight,
Hail to you, Athena, may I never live without the shield of your Protection.
Athena is most vividly symbolized by the snake. The snake symbolizes protection, rebirth. The statue of the goddess standing by her snake would be a powerful message of protective strength and hope. Armor and weapons are also Athena’s symbols, wearing a helmet and carrying a shield or spear. An owl sits on the goddess’s shoulder. The owl’s wisdom is needed to keep Athena’s strong power in check. She also protects textile production, an important part of each homes economy.
Additional symbols are as follows:
Animals- ram, owl, eagle, tiger, leopard.
Calling on Athena
Call on Athena for spells involving business, justice, war, courage, wisdom, creativity and protection.
A protective prayer for soldiers and those going into battle.
When you must make a decision, but aren’t sure that all the facts are on the table.
I often call on Athena when I feel both physically and emotionally weak. I have called on her when feeling afraid and need to be brave. When I first started with my Goddess classes I wondered who my Goddess was. But all a long I always seem to come across the Goddess Athena. After all this time I just realized she was saying open your eyes I Am right here!!!
When I call to Athena I keep it simple:
"Athena be with me and keep me strong, send to me your strength and courage all day long."
So Mote It Be!!!
Every Day Magic, Dorothy Morrison
The Goddess Path, Patricia Monaghan