Prayer to Athena for Wisdom

Clear-eyed Athena, unrivaled in wisdom,
daughter of Zeus and Metis whose craft and wit
excelled among the mighty Titans: Athena,
I pray to you. Wise in all things you are, goddess;
your cunning and guile are well known. In time of war
you have no equal in tactics or in strategy;
many armies have you guided to victory.
In time of peace your blessings fall on those whose work
is of the mind–friend of the philosopher,
the scientist, the student. Advisor of kings,
patron of clever heroes and bold-hearted
adventurers, defender of the thinker,
mistress of reason and understanding, goddess
to whom a strong arm and a sharp sword are nothing
without the sense to wield them well and the insight
to know when words are worth more than weapons.
Athena, grant me a sound mind and steady temper,
bless me with good judgment, show me the long view.

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7 thoughts on “Prayer to Athena for Wisdom

  1. thank u so much 2 whoever made this site possible. i want 2 ask how may i become a normal devotee ? do i just pray ,or offer sacrifices, or visit places ? thank u so much !

    • Thank you for the kind words; there are a number of different ways to honor the Greek gods. Personally I am most likely to offer prayer and libations in my own home, outdoors or at my altar; I know that others worship with groups if they can find them. I think, though, that you can’t go wrong with simple prayers made from the heart. Good luck!

      • thank u so much kind sir or madam.. i will offer prayer,but i would like 2 do a group thing.. sounds really fun.. keep me posted plz ,thnx

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