Goddess Minerva

12 Mar 2021  Fri

The Greco-Roman idea of ultimate Women is Goddess Minerva. Her counterpart is Greece is called Athena. This goddess personified the combination of masculine virtues in a female form that appealed to the people of this time.

Minerva is the goddess of wisdom, commerce, poetry, handicrafts, and even strategic warfare. Legend say she was born after breaking the head of Jupiter into two, as prophecy said that she will overthrow her father, Jupiter.

The silver denarius of Septimius Severus depicts Minerva, helmeted, standing left holding an owl in her right hand, reversed spear in left, shield at feet.

Image Courtesy: AmericanNumimatic.Org

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