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The Awesome Goddess who affects the fates of both women and men, Athene unites the virginal father's daughter and the encouraging mother of the spirit. Karl Kerenyi's careful rendering of the many aspects of her mythos demonstrates a profound understanding of feminine intelligence, both in its fierceness and its darker animal nature (especially apparent in the symbolism of owl, goat, horse, and Gorgon). The archetypal image of Athene provides a mythological background of communal and political consciousness, individuality and the power of mind. The result of meticulous and articulate scholarship, Athene is further enhanced with a psychological postscript by Murray Stein. Highly recommended reading! -- Midwest Book Review
Text: English, German (translation)