I didn’t know the full story of the birth of Athena until I went to the Feminine Power exhibition at the British museum.
So Zeus eats Athena’s mum, Metis, who is pregnant with her. Sometime later he has a cracking headache. Hephaestus, the disabled artificer God hits Zeus over the head to clear the headache.
Zeus gives birth to a fully formed Athena from the split in his head.
The point, I think, is that Athena being partially a clone of Zeus had both male and female virtues and is thereby the most powerful Deity.
And even the most elite families are deeply f***** up.
There is a lesson in there somewhere.
Posted earlier today on Facebook.