Athena was the Olympian goddess of wisdom and good counsel,
war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and
various other crafts.
She was depicted as a stately woman armed with a shield and spear, and
wearing a long robe, crested helm, and the famed aigis - a snake-trimmed cape adorned with the monstrous visage of the Gorgon Medousa (Medusa).