In Greek religion and mythology, Athena or Athene also referred to as Pallas Athena/Athene, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.

Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens, in her honour.[4]

Athena’s veneration as the patron of Athens seems to have existed from the earliest times, and was so persistent that archaic myths about her were recast to adapt to cultural changes. In her role as a protector of the city (polis), many people throughout the Greek world worshiped Athena as Athena Polias (Athena of the city”).

Somewhere between there and now, the veneration of what were considered female qualities, as fundamental to city building, eroded. So now join me on a journey to rediscover cities where women are working to lead the transformation of cities and thereby re-establishing the veneration long lost.

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