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Athena is a goddess of wisdom, strategic-war and weaving in Greek mythology. It is also a feminine given name, after the goddess.
Athena can also refer to:
- Athena, Oregon, a town in northern Oregon
- Princess Athena of Denmark, born 2012
- Athena (company), a Japanese video game company
- Athena Eizou, a Japanese adult video company
- Athena (retailer), a British art retailer famous for its posters
- Athena Technologies, a Virginia-based company specializing in navigation and control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles
- athenahealth, a Massachusetts-based Healthcare technology company
- Athena (singer), a Filipino singer & actress based in Japan
- Athena (Andreadis), an Anglo-Greek musician
- Athena (band), a Turkish ska punk band
- "Athena" (song), the first track on The Who's 1982 studio album, It's Hard
- "Athena", a song by Tiësto from the album Parade of the Athletes
- Athena (film), a 1954 MGM musical film starring Jane Powell, Edmund Purdom, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone and Louis Calhern
- Athena (novel), a 1995 novel by John Banville
- Lieutenant Athena, a character in the 1978 television series Battlestar Galactica
- Sharon "Athena" Agathon, a character in the 2004 re-imagined series Battlestar Galactica, based very loosely on Lieutenant Athena; see Number Eight (Battlestar Galactica)
- Athena, a fictional character in the TV series Stargate SG-1
- Athena: Goddess of War, a 2010 South Korean television drama series about espionage and terrorism.
In comics and animation
- Athena (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics character and member of the Olympian Gods
- Thena, another Marvel Comics character who has gone by the name Athena, a member of the Eternals
- Athena (Saint Seiya), a character based on the goddess in the manga/anime Saint Seiya
- Tennousu Athena, a character in the manga/anime Hayate the Combat Butler and the eponymous protagonist's first true love
In computer games
- Athena (arcade game), a 1986 arcade game made by SNK, whose main character is "Princess Athena"
- Athena, an important character in the Sony PlayStation 2 game God of War
In science and technology
- Project Athena, a joint project of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Digital Equipment Corporation, and IBM to produce a campus-wide distributed computing environment for educational use
- X Athena Widgets, X Window System's widget toolkit
- Athena Framework, an open source application framework for Java platform and Adobe Flex.
- Athena, an Alpha particle X-ray spectrometer on each of the Mars Exploration Mission rovers, "Spirit" and "Opportunity"
- ATHENA, a CERN antimatter research project
- ATHENA computer, an early missile guidance computer
- Athena (rocket family), a series of light rocket boosters from Lockheed Martin
- Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics, previously the International X-ray Observatory, a planned space telescope by ESA
In other fields
- Mourning Athena, a Greek relief sculpture dating around c.470 BC
- Operation ATHENA, Canadian Forces contribution to the post-9/11 War in Afghanistan
- Leicester Athena, a conferencing and banqueting venue in Leicester, UK
- ATHENA (European cultural heritage project) a European Union-funded project on access to cultural heritage networks
- November 2012 nor'easter, referred to by The Weather Channel as Winter Storm Athena
- Athena (yacht), formerly the largest private sailing yacht in the world
- MS Athena, former transatlantic liner Stockholm
- MS Athina B, coaster that beached at Brighton in 1980, sometimes mis-reported as Athena B
- FV Athena, a supertrawler and factory ship that caught fire in October 2010
- SS Athenia, the first British ship to be sunk by Nazi Germany in World War II
- Atena (disambiguation)
- Athene (disambiguation)
- Athens (disambiguation)
- Athina (disambiguation)
- Altena (disambiguation)
- Aethina, a genus of beetle including the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)
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