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Friday, November 13, 2009


Although, a goddess of war, Athena gets no pleasure from battle........but rather from settling disputes, and upholding the law by pacific means. She bears no arms in time of peace, and if ever she needs any, will usually borrow a set from Zeus. Her mercy is great............Yet, once engaged in battle, she never loses the day, even against Ares, himself-being better grounded in tactics and strategy than he; and wise captains always approach her for advice.

The Greek Myths 
Robert Graves 1955