107 Votes in Poll
Zeus: "UHHHH THAT'S A 5 RIGHT THERE. HE LOOKS LIKE A FRICKING GANGSTER" 2/20
Hera: "Oooo she's pretty, 12" 12/20
Ares: "HE LOOKS LIKE A MALE VERSION OF ME! 20" 20/20
Hades: "HE LOOKS LIKE HE NEEDS SOME MENTAL HELP AND THERAPY. I CAN RELATE" 19/20
Artemis: "She looks like me. 8" 8/20
Hermes: "he looks cool, 15" 15/20
Aphrodite: "OMG OMG OMG" 10000000/20
Hestia: "OH DEAR LORDDDDD. 11!" 11/20
Hypnos: "...Why. 7" 7/20
Ganymede: "PRIDE BUDDY! 18" 18/20
Heracles: "OHHHHHH HELL NAH." 0/10
Apollo: "Are you sure that this guy isn't from FNAF? 14" 14/20
Styx: "SHE IS BOOTIFUL. 20/20"
Athena: "WAR LADYYY" 25/20
Dionysus: "his name is sus. 12" 12/20
GODLY PARENTS OF YOUTUBERS AND CELEBRITIES:
Moriah Elizabeth: Daughter of Iris.
Tommyinnit: Son of Ares, legacy of Hermes, blessed by Apollo
Taylor Swift: Apollo, legacy of Athena, blessed by Aphrodite.
Katy Perry: Daughter of Apollo
Sabrina Carpenter: Athena, legacy of Apollo, blessed by Aphrodite.
Olivia Rodrigo: Daughter of Aphrodite, Blessed by Apollo.
If you know me, then you know I dislike Athena. Perhaps she is not the worst goddess morally, but for some reason, I have a dislike of her.
Now... there is no denying Athena has some intelligence. But I (personally) believe her intelligence is far less than most people believe. I personally think most of what she excels in is war strategizing. She's not that "wise" I think. What does "Wise" mean?
having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment. or responding sensibly or shrewdly to a particular situation. or having knowledge in a specified subject.
Now: I won't deny Athena has knowledge. She fulfills that part. But she is more of a person who knows things, than someone who is truly wise, who makes wise decisions. She is basically just a book: Full of knowledge, but she never uses this knowledge. Athena doesn't exactly always make wise decisions. She got Troy razed (along with Hera, yes) because she was mad at one man. And what she did to Arachne was.... And she's often acted out of bitterness and anger upon other women who didn't really deserve it. I would not say she makes good decisions.
And speaking of her treatment of women...
Athena, from what I've seen, is often seen as a symbol of Female Strength. Now... this is partially true. However, I would say her actual treatment of women is not very good, In fact. from what I've seen, she usually targets and punishes women, and helps out male heroes quite a lot. And then there's the fact that her own city, Athens, treated women like (redacted). Of course... maybe this is somewhat explained by the fact that, according to Greek mythology, women only exist to help the population grow and survive, and to bring woe and suffering to man, and for no other reason.
(Please don't get mad at me, I don't believe this at all, I'm just stating the facts in Greek Mythology from what I've seen.)
And of course, Athena is a goddess, not a woman. So, she probably sees women (human females) as utterly useless, but still, Artemis doesn't seem to be like this... and Sparta actually treated women decently well, from what I know. So why couldn't Athena pull a few strings, and make the conditions for women in Athens better? I think Athena was a sexist, in a sexist community. I honestly find Athena to be a bit hypocritical. And yes... there are good things about her, and she's not stupid by any means. I just (personally) think her wisdom is far, far overrated. I mean, she doesn't have many actual feats of being smart, unlike, say, Loki.
Though to be fair, judging from the stupidity of some of the other greek gods, then yes, I guess compared to them, Athena is pretty smart. I would say her intelligence, is, however, at least rivalled by Zeus, and Hermes as well. But I think some characters from other mythologies, such as Anansi, Thoth, Loki, and Odin, are far more intelligent than her
Thank you for reading
And incase you were wondering
I didn't mention the Medusa thing because it was just a biased telling made up by Ovid. In the original tellings, Medusa was born a gorgon, hence the 2 other Gorgon sisters. She was the daughter of Phorcys and Keto, and Athena had no connections to Medusa (other than helping Perseus slay her). But Ovid twisted the story to make Athena look bad, though to be fair, it does seem like something Athena would do. But still, I prefer to go by the oldest myths.
So in Mythology, Athena never falls in love. She's a sworn maiden. In Mythology, people only fall in love if Eros hits them with an arrow. And Athena (and Artemis) always dodge Eros's arrows, so they never fall in love. So how does Athena fall in love in the RV? I understand she doesn't do (you know), but still, she shouldn't be able to romantically love anyone in the first place... did Eros finally manage to hit her? Maybe he hit her with a weaker arrow, or a less detectable one, so Athena doesn't see them, hence, why her way of love is unique
Look out Artemis, Eros and Aphrodite are probably zoning in on you next-
So, I am confused on something. Please someone help me out.
So, we all know Hephaestus went up to Olympus, all angry, and trapped his mother in her throne, right? And both Ares and Hermes couldn’t get Hephaestus to release her, but Dionysus did it by getting Hephaestus drunk off of wine. Hephaestus then freed her and joined the council, correct?
So, later, when Zeus was having his big headache, Hephaestus split his skull open, and popped out Athena. And later on, Athena fought in the Gigantomachy, defeating Enceladus. But Dionysus was a demigod then, and him convincing Hephaestus to free Hera implies that he was around on the council before Hephaestus and had already created his wine, and Hephaestus was around before Athena…yet Dionysus was still a demigod during the Gigantomachy, an event Athena was in. I’m just so confused right now 🤚
And again, Ceto bare to Phorcys the fair-cheeked Graiae, sisters grey from their birth: and both deathless gods and men who walk on earth call them Graiae, Pemphredo well-clad, and saffron-robed Enyo, and the Gorgons who dwell beyond glorious Ocean in the frontier land towards Night where are the clear-voiced Hesperides, Sthenno, and Euryale, and Medusa who suffered a woeful fate: she was mortal, but the two were undying and grew not old. With her lay the Dark-haired One in a soft meadow amid spring flowers. And when Perseus cut off her head, there sprang forth great Chrysaor and the horse Pegasus who is so called because he was born near the springs (pegae) of Ocean; and that other, because he held a golden blade (aor) in his hands. Now Pegasus flew away and left the earth, the mother of flocks, and came to the deathless gods: and he dwells in the house of Zeus and brings to wise Zeus the thunder and lightning.
AHA!! WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT THAT OVID???? PROOF!! PROOF THAT ATHENA DID NOTHING WRONG!! THAT MEDUSA WAS NOT A PRIEST OF ATHENA!!! THAT YOU CHANGED THE STORY!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! JUSTICE IS MINE!!
Okay, I'll stop now.
I can understand why any mortal or half-blood would consider these two attractive, their mortal parents were attractive enough to get a god into both of their beds. Just telling Annabeth that she takes after her dad, and saying that her cousin takes after his mom is a compliment of the highest degree.
Soo my Frusin (check mah bio for more info on that word) and I were just talking and somehow we started talking about the birth of Athena. and we realized this is how it happened. this is EXACTLY how it happened :
*two hours before Athena's birth*
Hephaestus : yoo thanks Apollo for making this amazing song!!
Apollo: naaaaaahhh man no problem!
Zeus : AAAAAHHHH MY HEAD HURTS.
Hephaestus: Now watch me whip,
Hephaestus: *cracks open Zeus's skull*
Hephaestus: Now watch me nae ,nae
Apollo: *in the background* Watch him do it
*Hephaestus and Apollo run out of the room*
Zeus: .... 0-0
Athena: what the frick just happened
Zeus: ... life.
Athena : ....
Wait does this count as a meme? if it does ... you can delete it i will post this in the official meme post .
Ok so, everyone hates Athena for the Arachne and Medusa thing right? But here's the thing
In the original Medusa myth, Medusa was actually born a Gorgon, hence the 2 other Gorgon sisters. She was the child of Phorcys and Keto. But in the later versions, Ovid wrote Athena to look evil, so he wrote it that Medusa was a priest of Athena, and that Poseidon had you know what in Athena's temple with her (he r*ped her) and Athena punished Medusa despite it not being her fault.
Now, idk about you guys. But I consider mythology to be like ancient fantasy. So I like to listen to the oldest tellings. Like for example, if I rewrote PJO, you would probably consider Rick's version the OG, and the "correct" one.
And for this one, I'm not exactly sure. But I believe that Ovid also exaggerated the Arachne one too. I think Arachne was originally punished for her Hubris by Zeus, and was then brought back to life as a spider by Athena, though I may be wrong
Now, the way I see it, the oldest OG versions are correct, and all the younger versions are just sort of just fanfictions written by the other poets, if that makes sense. Anyways, I think Athena just deserves some justice, and people should know this.
Thanks for reading
Hi, as seen from the title this is going to be a post where I assign Egyptian magicians a Greek godly parent and explain why I chose them. I suck at introductions lol, so without further ado let’s begin!
I picked Athena for Carter because of many reasons, some being:
He’s intelligent. He has a lot of general knowledge from travelling around the world with his father and also has common sense, something that some intelligent people lack. He’s not only clever, but also wise.
He knows how to fight and he’s good at making tactics that work well. Carter is very skilled with a khopesh, despite only training for a few months and is also quite physically strong. Plus, he follows the path of Horus and was his host so he has expertise in this area.
He’s a natural leader. Maybe this doesn’t link to Athena completely, but it was noted several times that Athena children were usually the generals when it came to war. Carter, of course is the pharaoh so he has to be a good leader to do that, and since he’s the first one in thousands of years he must be special. Many other characters have noted his leadership skills, and even Nekhbet has said that he is someone worth following.
So, okay this one might be different from Athena but Carter and Zeus share a lot of similarities, including:
He is strong. Carter is generally referred to as one of the most powerful magicians in the world, if not the most powerful. This is similar to Zeus, who is without question the most powerful god (not counting the primordials, titans, giants etc.)
He’s a leader. Like I said for Athena, Carter is often referred to as a natural born leader, and many people follow him. He’s the pharaoh of the house of life, which somewhat mirrors Zeus being the king of the gods. And Horus is also the ruler of the gods, so that aspect fits Zeus too.
He’s not always liked. Zeus isn’t always liked (and for the right reasons, I’m not complaining here) and his children are often disliked by some people too (*cough* Hera *cough*) and Carter has his fair share of enemies/past enemies too. Many other magicians hated him and wouldn’t listen to him until he overthrew the corrupt leadership and proved his worth as Pharaoh, which is similar to what Zeus did.
I would have put Ares, but tbh I think although Percy thought that Carter was a son of Ares, Athena and Zeus fit him more and Mars fits him more than Ares. So, anyways onto the next character!
Some of y’all might disagree with this, but imo one of the Greek gods that could be Sadie’s godly parent is Aphrodite, and here are some of the reasons why:
She is described several times as “boy-crazy”. For a thirteen-year-old, Sadie has a lot of interest in romance and dating and by the end of the series is dating both Walt and Anubis, despite being considerably younger than both of them. She is also a hypocrite, like Piper, as she scorns her friends Liz and Emma for being “boy crazy”, something that she is herself.
She cares about her appearance. Sadie evidently cares a lot about her appearance and looks, and dyes her hair a lot proving that she cares about what she looks like. She also has a specific style of clothing (i.e. combat boots, tattered jeans, and ear-buds) that prove that while she might not particularly care about fashion, (although of course she could) she has a sense of style and can choose clothes that look good.
She is often described as being pretty/beautiful. She’s often described as looking beautiful, and seeing as Aphrodite is the literal goddess of beauty this links to her. Also, this is further proved by the fact that both Walt and Anubis had crushes on her (which is really creepy ngl-).
She’s quite impulsive and reckless and doesn’t listen to commands. Sadie often acts quite rashly, and doesn’t think before she does something. Examples of this include Sadie following her dad in the British museum when he told her not to and her going to London for her birthday despite being told that it would be unsafe. This is a common characteristic of a child of Ares (like Clarisse) and is a flaw of Ares himself.
Sadie is also strong-minded and stubborn. She doesn’t change her mind easily and sticks to her opinion, even if it’s wrong.
Sadie has brightly coloured streaks in her hair, which sort of links to Iris
Idk what else to write here honestly but I thought I should mention her-
I don’t have much to write here lol, I just feel like Sadie has a sorta Nemesis vibe-
And in her wiki page it says “rebellious, mischievous, headstrong, and often baffles people with her sharp tongue and fierce nature. She's not afraid of breaking rules” “also strong-minded and stubborn” “Despite her aloof air, she loves her parents very much and wishes she had more time with them.” And that kinda sounds like a child of Nemesis to me-
Might just be me though
Y’all might not agree with me on this one but here are my reasons:
He’s a sau; a charm maker and he made many amulets. Walt has built many amulets, as well as a birdbath thingymabobby that I can’t remember the name of. This shows that he’s incredibly skilled at making and building objects, something that is a common ability of children of Hephaestus and is one of the things they’re most famous for.
This isn’t to do with Hephaestus exactly, but on his wiki page it says “he is sacrificial and does all he can to protect his friends” which sounds a lot like Leo, a son of Hephaestus. It’s also said that the children of Hephaestus vary in what they look like and in what they’re like so Walt could easily be one of them.
Hades/Thanatos/Some other death god
Okay, so here’s the obvious one lol. These gods could be Walt’s godly parents because they’re linked to death and funerals and Walt follows the path of, and is the literal host of Anubis, who is the god of funerals. I could probably add more to this section but I think it’s really obvious lmao-
So ye, I’m getting tired now so that’s the end of this post. Thanks for reading, if you want to see a part two say in the comments! And if you disagree with any of the godly parents I put maybe suggest a better one down in the comments!
Hi everyone! So I don’t have a ton of unpopular opinions, but I wanted to share the few I do have.
Octavian and Zeus aren’t as bad as people say they are. (That’s kinda 2, but whatev.)
I don’t really like Frank or Hazel. (Once again, 2.)
I really like Athena and Artemis (Not sure if that’s unpopular. And, of course, there’s 2 here.)
Welp! That’s all! Have a good day/night!