For other uses, see Athena.

Pallas Athene or Athena was a Being, a member of the race who visited Earth in 2,500 B.C. and were worshiped as the Greek gods.

Background Edit

She was a goddess of war. (TOS novel: The Entropy Effect)

She was said to have emerged from Zeus’ head fully-formed. She was known as Athena in Greece and Minerva in Rome.

Several cities were named after her, including Athens on Earth, Athenae on Tenaran, New Athens on Centaurus, and New Athens on Macedon III.

She also had several Federation starships named after her, including the USS Athena (NCC-26282) and the USS Minerva (NCC-26287).

History Edit

When Apollo recalled his time on Earth, he said Zeus, his sister Artemis, and Athene knew Earth well 5,000 years earlier. (TOS novelization: Who Mourns for Adonais?)

Amelinda Lukarian named her equiraptor Athene after the goddess. (TOS novels: The Entropy Effect, Enterprise: The First Adventure)

Flint recalled that Johannes Brahms’s patron Robert Schumann once described the musician as one “who reveals his mastery, not in a gradual unfolding, but like Athena springing full-armed from the head of Zeus.” (TOS novel: The Cry of the Onlies)

Hikaru Sulu was reminded of the goddess one evening while in command on the bridge, watching Aerfen above the planet Aleph Prime. He quoted aloud from The Iliad by Homer, “In such likeness Pallas Athene swept flashing earthward.” (TOS novel: The Entropy Effect)

Dr. Robert Halliday wrote in his field notes about the myth of Thanopstru of Thanet, who formed the cosmos. He regarded that the planet’s culture seemed to “spring full-grown out of nowhere … like the goddess Athena from the head of Zeus.” (TNG novel: Do Comets Dream?)

When Data regarded his origins, lacking a childhood, he considered it “like Athena, fully grown from his father’s head.” (TNG novel: Spartacus)

Katherine Pulaski was familiar with Athena’s origin. (TNG novel: A Call to Darkness)

Worf’s favorite human myth was Athena’s origin. (DS9 - Rebels novel: The Liberated)

Kathryn Janeway had a spontaneous insight on how to save an away team, which she compared to Athena’s origin. (VOY novel: Mosaic)

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