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Who were Athena's siblings?

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Athena's siblings included Persephone, the Dioscuri twins, Helen, Dike, Minos, Aphrodite, Artemis, Heracles, the Graces, the Muses, Apollo, Artemis, Daradanus Hephaestus, Hebe, Eileithyia, Ares and Dionysus. Athena is considered a lone child of Zeus because she was born from his head.

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Who were Athena's siblings?
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Zeus became pregnant with Athena when he swallowed Oceanid, who was pregnant with Athena. She was freed when Hephaestus used an axe to split open Zeus' head. Athena is Zeus' favorite daughter, and she is the goddess of wisdom. She is also considered a war goddess, but she is more of a strategist than a fighter. She is also known as the goddess of arts and crafts, agriculture, navigation, weaving, spinning and needlework. She is named after the city-state of Athens.

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