goddess

Athena

For the reason that Ovid was Roman, I believe this shouldn’t be aspect of Athena’s narrative–perhaps Minerva’s rather. The victim-blaming stigma may reflect Roman values far more than Greek ones. And his frequent affairs are enough to keep her busy, punishing his many lovers and cursing his illegitimate children. Even even though she can not protect her own marriage, Hera is labeled as the protector of the institution. Wives with unfaithful husbands could definitely sympathize with her. Despite her immense energy, she was depicted as extremely competitive with both mortals and other gods. The city of Athens was named after...