The figure of the goddess [Athene], fashioned by the magic hands of the sculptor Pheidias, was a colossal one. Calm, majestic, with a smile upon her face, she stood in her wondrous temple, clad in a robe of gold.
On her head she wore a helmet, in her right hand she held fast a little golden figure of the goddess of victory, while her left lay upon her shield. At her feet a snake lay coiled.
- The Story of Greece: Told to Boys and Girls
Author: Mary Macgregor
Illustrator: Walter Crane
Available from gutenberg.org
- Posted on
- Friday 27 August 2021