Athene; 1 Definition(s)
Athene means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Athene of Greek mythology:—The dawn (Ushas, vedic deity) is also called Dahana, and she is Sarama, who guarded the cows, carried off by a monster (the dark clouds), and rescued by Indra. In Sanskrit she has another name, Ahana, and reappears in Greek as Athene: in the Veda it says that Ahana sprang full-born from the forehead of Dyaus; in Greek that Athene sprang lull-born from the forehead of Zeus. The meaning is plain. The dawn is the child of the sky ; as Athene, she possesses the penetrating power of the light, the calm wisdom which pierces through everything, as Athene’s eyes pierce through every disguise.(Source): archive.org: Sanskrit and its kindred literatures Studies in comparative mythology
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