Women of Mythology: Goddesses, Warriors, and Hunters
Reading Level: 2
Interest Level: 1-4
Today, girls and women seeking a strong role model can find one in an icon more than two thousand years old. She is the Greek goddess Pallas Athena. Born fully formed from the head of Zeus, Athena defied gender roles of the time by being the goddess of strategic war, intelligence, and household crafts. Today, she is a symbol of enduring persistence, determination, and resourcefulness. Through easily accessible text, vibrant images, and fun sidebars and fact boxes, this book introduces readers to the legends surrounding this powerful goddess and shows her continued relevance in the twenty-first century. Young readers will also gain an understanding of women's roles in ancient Greek society, see how Athena paved the way for greater equality, and explore how pop culture elevates her today.