September 4, 2014

Athena is a Nashvillian

    Who woulda thought that there would be a little slice of Greece in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon in Nashville has a unique and interesting history, which you can read about here, but I was more excited to meet the woman it houses. Athena, standing tall at 42-feet, is the centerpiece of the entire structure. She is gargantuan. When I first walked in I did a quick intake because you never can be prepared to meet the goddess of wisdom and military victory. 
The Head of Medusa on her shield and chest plate.
Nike, winged goddess of victory
fist bumping a gryphon
"Direct casts of the original sculptures which adorned the pediments of the Athenian Parthenon, dating back to 438 BC." [X]