We honor Athena – the Greek goddess of wisdom, balance, and war. One of the most powerful deities of the Greek pantheon (and my namesake!), Athena is also considered the guardian of civilization. There is much evidence which suggests that her worship predates the Greeks and ranged far outside its borders as well. She plays a role as co-creatrix of humanity in many myths such as the story from Ovid, which demonstrates Her gift of intelligence to humanity. According to Ovid, Prometheus created the first people from clay and Athena infused Her spirit into them, awakening their minds to give them life.
Athena was daughter to Zeus, King of the Gods, and had no mother. It is told that she sprung from Zeus’s forehead clad in armor and ready for battle. She is a virgin goddess of reason, intelligence, intellect, literature, and the arts. She became the patron goddess of Athens after her defeat of Poseidon in a contest when she offered the olive tree to the Athenians, and thus one of her sacred symbols is the olive branch. Athena is the purest embodiment of what the unfettered Divine Feminine is capable of. Raw, real, fierce, wise, balanced, and true. She is often depicted with an owl, one of her sacred animals. She was not so much a goddess of war as she was a wise and cunning advisor to warriors and heroes.
How we honor Goddess Athena
Athena has long since continued to be exalted as a goddess and as a spiritual mentor. She is considered a vital part of the evolution of humanity by many Theosophists. Alice Bailey identifies Athena as a member of the Karmic Board. And to many light workers, Athena is an Ascended Master and Guide who can be invoked for guidance and protection. To balance the Divine Feminine energies of our January goddess, we will also work with the masculine energies of Zeus, father of the gods. If you would like to work with Zeus alone, you can find the companion ritual kit here. When you order both kits together I’m offering a discount.
My Athena kit first includes a hand-rolled beeswax candle in shades of brown and sage green to honor her strength, beauty, and wisdom. Each sheet of organic beeswax is anointed with my new Foresight perfume and infused with tiger’s eye chip stones to invoke the wise knowing of Athena. It comes adorned with original SG artwork, and a blessing you can read aloud to invoke this goddess.
Then you will receive a bottle of my brand new Athena perfume, not available outside this set. This is a brand new Athena perfume. This is a divine blend that embodies wisdom and strength, while calling in grace, courage, and protection. With notes of agarwood, cypress, and mugwort, and bottled with a tiger’s eye chip stone, this perfume brings the Divine Feminine to form.
You will also receive a tin containing herbs chosen to align with Athena’s energy: olive leaf, nutmeg, and cedar tips. If you want to know why these herbs were chosen to honor the goddess, join my Magical Sabbatical online class! We dedicate an hour each month to the herbs, stones, and oils of the goddess for that month and together, deepen our knowledge about gemstones and herbal medicine.
Athena’s stones are tiger’s eye and turritella agate. Tiger’s eye brings wisdom, courage, protection, discernment, and the ability to see ahead. What is coming? And how do you need to prepare? This is your gem companion in difficult moments, a stone to be consulted for wisdom and direction, much like Athena was in ancient times. Turritella agate is quite spiritual, as it deeply connects you to the earth and home, as well as to your personal roots and ancestry. It’s a survival stone of strength and protection.
This listing is for one (1) Athena Kit as described above, with a drop down menu option to purchase both the Athena and Zeus kits together. To purchase the Zeus kit only, please click here. Your treasures will come beautifully gift-wrapped for your delight.