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What role does Athena play in The Odyssey?

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viazerillo | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 31, 2011 at 10:28 AM via web

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What role does Athena play in The Odyssey?

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 16, 2011 at 8:03 PM (Answer #1)

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In the Odyssey, she appears as "Mentor" and gives advice to Odysseus. She supports the Acheans in the Trojan war. In Greek myth, she is a virgin goddess of wisdom, born form the head of Zeus.

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