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Athena is associated with Athens, a plural name because it was the place where she presided over her sisterhood, the Athenai, in earliest times.
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 athens
Athens (Greek Athina or Αθήνα) is the capital of Greece, and also the capital of the Attica region of Greece.
Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica, which is bound by mount Aegaleo on the west, mount Parnitha on the north, mount Penteli to the northeast, mount Hymettus on the east, and the Saronic Gulf on the south-west.
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 Athena
Athena is also often depicted with an owl (a symbol of wisdom) sitting on one of her shoulders.
Athena became the patron goddess of the city of Athens, in a competition with Poseidon.
It is interesting to note that Athens at its height was a significant sea power, at one point defeating the Persian fleet at Salamis Island in a sea battle.
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 Erichthonius of Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Erichthonius (also called Erechtheus I or Erichthonios) was, according to some legends, autochthonous (born of the soil), and in other accounts he was the son of Hephaestus and Gaia or Athena or Atthis.
Erichthonius was killed by either Poseidon or Zeus as revenge for killing Himmarados of Thrace during a war between Eleusis and Athens.
He was succeeded by his son Pandion I. He was sometimes said to be a snake with a human head.
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Athena is associated with Athens, a plural name because it was the place where she presided over her sisterhood, the Athenai, in earlest times.
In the Olympian pantheon, Athena was remade as the favorite daughter of Zeus, born from his head, the culmination of his Olympian ascendancy over the matriarchal Great Goddess of the earlier culture.
Together with Phoebus, Athena is a mascot of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
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 Athens, Greek Mythology Link.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Athens is a city in Attica in mainland Greece; the natives are called Athenians.
The parentage of Erichthonius 2 [see also Envy] is uncertain: it has been said that he is the son either of Hephaestus and Atthis, or of Hephaestus and Athena, or of Hephaestus and Gaia, and he also has been called a "son of the soil" [see AUTOCHTHONOUS].
Erichthonius 2 married the naiad Praxithea 2, and his child by her, Pandion 2, became king of Athens when Erichthonius 2 died.
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 Athena
She never had a consort or lover.According to Herodotus Athena was a Berber goddess from origin.
Athena is associated with Athens, a plural name because it was the place where she presided over her sisterhood, the Athenai, in earlest times.\n\nIn the Olympian pantheon, Athena was remade as the favorite daughter of Zeus, born from his head, the culmination of his Olympian ascendancy over the matriarchal Great Goddess of the earlier culture.
\nAthena competed with Poseidon to be the patron deity of Athens.
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 Erechtheus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Homer's Iliad the name is applied to the earth-born son of Hephaestus later mostly called Erichthonius by later writers.
His reign was marked by the war between Athens and Eleusis when the Eleusians were commanded by Eumolpus of Thrace, who (accepting the most common genealogy) was son of Poseidon by Chione daugher of Boreas by Oreithyia daughter of Erechtheus and was therefore Erechtheus' own great-grandson.
An oracle declared that Athens' surivial depended on the death one of the three daughters of Erechtheus.
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His semen fell on the ground, and Erichthonius of Athens was born from the earth.
Athena competed with Poseidon to be the patron deity of Athens, Greece.
It is interesting to note that Athens at its height was a significant sea power, defeating the Iran fleet at the Battle of Salamis near Salamis Island in 480 BC.
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In the later story, Erichthonius (son of Hephaestus and Atthis or Athena herself) was handed over by Athena to the three daughters of CecropsAglauros (or Agraulos), Herse and Pandrososin a chest, which they were forbidden to open.
When Athens was attacked by the Thracian Eumolpus (or by the Eleusinians assisted by Eumolpus) victory was promised Erechtheus if he sacrificed one of his daughters.
The birth of Erichthonius (as a corn-spirit) is interpreted by Mannhardt as a mythical way of describing the growth of the corn, and by J. Harrison (Myths and Monuments of Ancient Athens, xxvii.xxxvi.) as a fiction to explain the ceremony performed by the two ~maidens called Arrephori.
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 House of Athens
Athens was the principal city of the region Attica.
Athens gained support from the Thessalians led by Xuthus, who was the son of Hellen.
Theseus' descendants ruled Athens and Attica, until the arrival of the Ionian, descendants of Ion, during the Dorian invasion.
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This second Erechtheus was son and heir to King Pandion I of Athens by Zeuxippe, this Pandion being son of Erichthonius / Erechtheus I. According to Apollodorus Erechtheus had a twin brother named Butes who married Erechtheus' daughter Chthonia.
His reign was marked by the war between Athens and Eleusis when the Eleusians were commanded by Eumolpus of Thrace, who (acepting the most common genealogy) was son of Poseidon by Chione daugher of Boreas by Oreithyia daughter of Erechtheus and was therefore Erechtheus' own great-grandson.
Poseidon in Athens was generally known as \Poseidon Erechtheus and the vestibule of Poseidon's temple was named the Erechtheion.
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King Erichthonius (or Erechtheus) I of Athens was, according to some legends, autochthonous (born of the soil), and in other accounts he was the son of Hephaestus and Gaia or Athena or Atthis.
He was sometimes said to be a snake with a human head.
Erichthonius may have been the same person as Cecrops; scholars are divided.
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 Athena, Greek Mythology Link.
Since then Athena has been the patroness of Athens, and she has been called the mother, the mistress, and the guardian of the city [more details about the circumstances around Athens being adjudged may be read at Poseidon].
Some have said that Hephaestus, who is akin to Athena because he also protects the crafts, attempted to rape this virgin goddess, and that when she was escaping him he dropped his seed on Athena's leg whereupon she, in disgust, wiped off the seed with wool and threw it on the ground.
In any case, Athena is said to have brought Erichthonius 2 up unknown to the other gods, hiding the child in a chest, which she gave to the daughters of King Cecrops 1 of Athens to guard.
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Kekrops, the first king of Athens who was an earth-born primordial being with a man’s body and a snake’s tail for legs, judged the competition.
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Athens has a voice, a murmur which mixes with the gentle sounds of a soft breeze, the sweet-smelling breath of the city.
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Erichthonius I of Athens King Erichthonius (or Erechtheus) I of Athens was, according to some legends, autochthonous (born of the soil), and in other accounts he was the son of Hephaestus and Gaia or Athena or Atthis.
Erichthonius II of Athens Erichthonius (or Erechtheus) II, king of Athens, was the grandson of King Erichthonius I of Athens, the son of Pandion and Zeuxippe, and the father, with Praxithea, of Procris, Creusa and Pandorus, among many others.
Duchy of Athens The Duchy of Athens was one of the Crusader States set up in Greece after the conquest of the Byzantine Empire during the Fourth Crusade.
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 Geographia: Mainland Greece
Athens was named after their patron goddess, Athena.
Later in his life, Theseus lost his throne to Menestheus, because of his absence, when he was imprisoned in the Underworld and the Dioscuri and Spartan army invaded Attica.
Historically, Athens was the leading city during the classical period; a centre of art, science and literature, as well as the city that first created democracy and capital of great naval empire (480-400 BC).
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 Pandrosus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His semen fell on the ground, impregnating Gaia, who gave birth to Erichthonius, the future king of Athens.
Aglaulus and Herse opened the box despite these instructions, went insane at the sight, and threw themselves off the Acropolis.
An alternative version of the same story is that, while Athena was away from Athens, bringing a mountain from Pallena to use in the Acropolis, the sisters, minus Pandrosus again, opened the box.
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System of defense of Athens linking the city itself to its harbor in Piræus by two parallel walls, in order to protect the communication between the city and the sea against potential ennemies, that is, the link of the city with its food supply and naval forces.
It was said to have been instituted by Erichthonius or Theseus at the time when he gathered all Attic tribes (the so-called synoecism) in one "city" and was a memorial of the Athenians' autochtony, their coming from the soil of Attica itself, as was the case with Erichthonius whose birthday was celebrated druing the festival.
It was followed, during the celebration of the Great Mysteries of Eleusis, by the solemn procession leading officials and faithfuls from the Eleusinion, the temple of Demeter at the foot of the Acropolis, to the Telesterion, her temple in Eleusis.
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 Auriga
The Charioteer may be the legendary King Erichthonius of Athens.
Erichthonius was raised by Athene, the patron goddess of Athens, and from her acquired the skill of taming horses.
It is said that Hippolytus stepmother Phaedra lusted after the boy and killed herself in despair after he rejected her, but not before writing a note to her husband Theseus charging Hippolytus with rape.
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Amphictyon was king of Thermopylae and married a daughter of Cranaus of Athens.
He ruled Athens for ten years and founded the Amphictyonic League, which traditionally met at Thermopylae in historical times.
Amphictyon was deposed by Erichthonius, another autochthonous king of Athens.
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 Euripides' Suppliants
Athens was at war not with a non-Greek enemy, but with fellow-Greeks.
Pandion was son of Erichthonius (King in Athens) and Praxithea.
Importantly, both Erichthonius and Erechteus are "earth-born." Cecrops is often claimed as the first King of Athens: he too is earth born.
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 ERECHTHEUS - Online Information article about ERECHTHEUS
ATHENS ['AN vat, Athenae, modem colloquial Greek `Ath va]
Athens, originally identified with Erichthonius, but in later times distinguished from him.
Eumolpus (or by the Eleusinians assisted by Eumolpus) victory was promised Erechtheus if he sacrificed one of his daughters.
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 Cecrops
He was born from the ground and became the first king of Athens.
He may have been a son of Erichthonius I of Athens.
Athena became the patron goddess of the city of Athens in a competition with Poseidon which Cecrops judged.
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In Greek mythology, Cranaus was the second King of Athens, succeeding Cecrops I. He was autochthonous (born from the earth), like his predecessor.
Atthis gave her name to Attica after dying, possibly as a young girl, although in other traditions she was the mother, by Hephaestus, of Erichthonius.
Cranaus was deposed by Amphictyon son of Deucalion, who was himself later deposed by Erichthonius.
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Athena gave three sisters, (Click link for more info and facts about Herse) Herse, (Click link for more info and facts about Pandrosus) Pandrosus and (Click link for more info and facts about Aglaulus) Aglaulus a small box and warned them to never open it.
Erichthonius later became (Click link for more info and facts about King of Athens) King of Athens and implemented many beneficial changes to Athenian culture.
He was succeeded by his son (Type genus of the Pandionidae) Pandion I. He was sometimes said to be a snake with a human head.
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