Athena additionally the Snake Baby

Patroness of Athens and all-around divinity that is brilliant Athena ended up being rightly pleased with her chastity. Unfortuitously, she finished up harassment that is enduring other gods — there is one, in specific, her half-brother, Hephaestus. As Hyginus recounts in their “Fabulae”, Hephaestus approached Athena — who he says decided to marry her cousin, although that’s doubtful. The bride-to-be resisted. Hephaestus ended up being too excited to help keep control, and, from it, a kid was created, the low element of whose human anatomy ended up being snake-formed. Continue reading