PALLAS ATHENA and AEOLUS
The ancient Gods and Goddesses evolved and changed over the centuries and no Goddess in the Aegean was greater than Athena
Here she is depicted with the face of Nefertiti, for whom there is a perfect sculptural reference; Aeolus is blowing inspiration in her right ear (the creative side of the brain).
Her owl flies overhead, and Medusa (gorgon’s head) decorates her breastplate.
The gesture is one of creativity, with airy flowers and butterflies rising from her fingertips
Perhaps the name Aeolus has connections with A E I O U and the sacred sounds; he was a wind guardian of the Aeolian islands.
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