The Story of Athens

The Story of Athens

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The story talks about Athena and how Athens came to be.

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  • The Story of Athens
  • This story talks about Athena and how Athens came to be
  • Athena is the goddess of wisdom. Here is a myth about Athena that shows how clever and practical she was:
  • Poseidon loved to claim towns. Since he was the Lord of the Sea, he usually claimed coastal towns.
  • Instead of villagers choosing between gods, Athena came up with the idea of a contest. Whoever gave the best gift would claim the village.
  • Athena provided the village with olive trees that be used for cooking and building houses.
  • Poseidon used his trident to open a mountain for fresh water to flow through but the water turned out to be salty.
  • In the end the villagers did not have to decide and Poseidon let Athena take over the village, hence the name Athens.
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