Minerva in Wikipedia
Minerva (Etruscan: Menrfa, or Menrva) was the Roman goddess
whom Hellenizing Romans from the second century BC onwards
equated with the Greek goddess Athena. She was the virgin
goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving,
crafts, magic, and the inventor of music. She is often
depicted with an owl, her sacred creature and is, through this
connection, a symbol of wisdom.
This article focuses on Minerva in ancient Rome and in cultic
practice. For information on Latin literary mythological
accounts of Minerva, which were heavily influenced by Greek
mythology, see Pallas Athena, where she is one of three virgin
goddesses along with Artemis and Hestia, known by the Romans
as Diana and Vesta...