Mythology surrounding Minerva
The mythology and information about the Roman Goddess Minerva
Name: Minerva ***
A major deity and one of the 12 Olympian Gods
Jurisdiction: She was described as being the Roman Goddess of Wisdom ***
Mythology: Mythical Family Tree or Relatives: Minerva was believed to be the Goddess of Wisdom. She was the daughter of Jupiter and Juno ***
Depiction / Description / Symbol: the owl, the snake and the olive tree
Capitoline Triad - The Capitoline Triad consisted of three major gods - Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. The most important temples in Rome were dedicated to the triad of gods and situated on the Capitoline Hill.
Name of equivalent Greek Goddess: Pallas Athena ***
Hr festival, called Quinquatria, was celebrated on March 19 through to March 23. On the first day of her festival no blood was shed, but that on the last four there were contests of gladiators.
Roman Mythology and Information about Minerva
Minerva (Greek name: Pallas Athene), the goddess of wisdom, was the offspring of Jupiter, without a mother. She sprang from his head, completely armed. She was the virgin goddess of warriors and poetry. As Minerva Medica, she was the goddess of medicine and doctors. Her favorite bird was the owl, and the plant sacred to her the olive.
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