My name is Athena, and I am the goddess of Wisdom. While being the Goddess of Wisdom I am still very kind, caring and wise. But, I am very proud and can get a very big temper. Also, it is believed that I was born fully grown from my father Zeus' brain.
The Mighty Horse
One day on Mount Olympus, I was telling my father Zeus about a city that I wish to rule. And if I rule the cit, I would call it "Athens", named after myself. But my uncle Poseidon wanted to rule the same city too. Then he started to tell my father how he deserves the city and I don't.
The Olive Tree
Then my father decided to hold a contest and see which of us could give the city a better gift. And who ever wins gets to be in charge of the city.
My Uncle stepped forward and with a swish of his Trident, a mighty powerful horse appeared. And he explained that if his city had horses like those, the city could rule the world.
But I did not want a city with a mighty army that could rule the world. I wanted to give my city a gift that could benefit them in many ways. So I gave them an Olive Tree, the fire wood can keep them warm, the olive oil can light their lamps, and the olives can be used as a food source.
At the end of the contest, my father told Poseidon that any city would be thankful for his gift. But then he told me that my gift was made of pure wisdom. And he made me the winner and ruler of Athens.