Characters of Cimmeria: Athena

Athena is the daughter of the Titan, Metis, and Zeus. After Athena’s conception a prophecy was made that Metis’s son would be greater than his father. To avoid the birth of one who could overthrow him as he had overthrown his own father, Zeus had to do something. Acting without thinking, Zeus swallowed Metis and had her dwell within his belly. Metis whispered sage advice to Zeus while in his stomach as she is the Titan of Wisdom.

Athena was born within Zeus’s stomach and Metis raised her and clothed her there as well. When she was ready to emerge she began pounding on the inside of Zeus’s head. This gave the father god an enormous headache. He asked Hephaestus to hit him on the head and when he did Athena sprung out, fully formed and fully armored as the goddess of wisdom, owls, strategy, olives, weaving, and heroes. She is one of the three virgin goddesses and Zeus’s favorite daughter. She will always help out a hero who needs it.

Athena has aided many heroes within Cimmeria, but her recent favorite was Torin Stoneblade. She assisted him many times, but most famously during the Battle of Nox. Athena convinced the Hecatonchires to attack the Xorian city in order to claim the White Orb of Dragonkind from the Museum of Power.

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