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Athena Graphic Novel

Attention all comic art enthusiasts! Today, I am thrilled to present my review of “ATHENA: GREY-EYED GODDESS” by George O’Connor, a captivating graphic novel that vividly brings the legendary Greek Goddess to life.

Through the pages of ATHENA, George transports readers into a world where deities, monsters, heroes, and humans intersect in a mesmerizing display of vibrant colors and stunning illustrations.

This is the second graphic novel in George’s OLYMPIANS series and in it you’ll find Athena shining as a beacon of intelligence and valor in the face of challenges.

From her origin to her epic battles, Athena’s story showcases the power of knowledge and bravery. And let’s not overlook the fact that Athena can wield her power in rather unexpected and unforgiving ways.

ATHENA Graphic Novel Review: The Story

With each turn of the page, you will be immersed in a realm where divine beings hold sway, keeping you on the edge of your seat with anticipation and eager for more. “Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess” is a contemporary gem in the world of graphic novels, expertly crafted by George O’Connor to endure the test of time.

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as we dive into the fantastical world of Athena by following her extraordinary journey through several captivating storylines in this memorable Athena graphic novel.

While you will certainly delve into Athena’s origin story when reading the book, there is so much more to discover within the pages of this mesmerizing work of art. From intricate illustrations that bring the ancient world to life, to a narrative that grips you from the very first page, this graphic novel is a true feast for the eyes and the imagination.

Let’s kick off this ATHENA graphic novel review by first delving into a lesser-known aspect that often goes unnoticed.

How did Athena become Pallas Athena?

Fans of Athena know that that the powerful and wise Goddess Athena reigns over matters of knowledge and warfare. But there is more to this remarkable deity than meets the eye, for she is also known as Pallas Athena — a title that carries with it a captivating tale.

Athena had a deep bond with a close and cherished friend named Pallas. Together they would engage in spirited sparring matches, share knowledge, and evolve alongside one another. However, fate would take a tragic twist when, in the midst of a particularly intense battle, Athena inadvertently caused the demise of her beloved Pallas. The anguish that gripped the Goddess was unparalleled as she grieved over the loss of her cherished companion.

Athena fighting against Pallas in Athena Graphic Novel

Driven by an unyielding sense of honor and a desire to pay homage to her fallen friend, Athena made a decision that would forever shape her identity. She adopted Pallas’ name as her own, intertwining their destinies and ensuring that her dear comrade’s memory would endure through the ages.

Yet, the story does not end there. As time unfurled, the name Pallas took on a transformative significance, transcending its origins as a mere tribute. It became a symbol of Athena herself – an embodiment of her indomitable spirit, tactical brilliance, and unwavering resolve. Pallas, reborn through the essence of Athena, took on a life of its own, forever intertwined with the Goddess.

Thus, Athena became renowned as Pallas Athena, an epitome of the fierce and sagacious warrior-goddess, embodying the unparalleled ideals of Greek warfare. Across the expanse of time, even in our modern era, the name Pallas Athena resonates with reverence and admiration, a testament to the legendary friendship and unwavering determination of one of Greek mythology’s most commanding deities.

The Gigantomachy

The Gigantomachy was an epic battle between the Olympian Gods and Goddesses and the monstrous offspring of Gaia and Uranus, known as the Giants. These fierce and powerful creatures sought to overthrow the Olympians and claim dominion over the cosmos.

The stage was set for an epic showdown that would determine the fate of the universe itself. In the midst of the chaotic battleground, the wise and strategic Goddess Athena emerged as a pivotal figure in the conflict. Known for her unparalleled wisdom, cunning, and skill in battle, Athena proved to be a formidable opponent to the Giants.

The Gigantomachy Storyline in Athena Graphic Novel

Armed with her gleaming spear and shield, she stood as a beacon of hope for the Olympians, inspiring courage and determination in her fellow deities. But Athena’s role in the Gigantomachy was not just limited to her prowess in combat. She also utilized her keen intellect and strategic thinking to outwit the Giants and turn the tide of battle in favor of the Olympians.

With her clever tactics and shrewd planning, Athena outmaneuvered the monstrous foes at every turn, securing crucial victories for her divine allies. As the Gigantomachy reached its climax, Athena’s leadership and bravery shone brightly, guiding the Olympians to a triumphant victory over the Giants. Her unwavering determination and unparalleled skills played a crucial role in ensuring the survival of the divine order and maintaining peace in the cosmos.

In the end, Athena’s actions in the Gigantomachy solidified her reputation as a fierce warrior, a wise strategist, and a true champion of the Olympian cause. Her legacy as the Goddess of war and wisdom was forever immortalized in the annals of Greek mythology, where her heroism in the face of adversity continues to inspire awe and admiration to this day.

Why did Athena curse Medusa?

During the golden age of Greek mythology, there lived a beautiful maiden named Medusa. Blessed with stunning looks and flowing locks of radiant gold, Medusa caught the eye of many suitors.

Poseidon, God of the sea, also had a strong interest in Medusa.

Medusa with Poseidon in Athena Grey Eyed Goddess Graphic Novel

Curious how Medusa went from fabulous to fearsome? Dive into Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess and uncover the Greek myth behind the monstrous snake-haired Medusa, with a killer stare that turned folks to stone!

Why did Athena curse Arachne?

Once upon a time, in the realm of ancient Greek mythology, there lived a talented weaver named Arachne. This girl could spin a web so fine, even spiders were jealous! Well, word got out about Arachne’s mad skills and it eventually reached the ears of the Goddess Athena, known for her weaving prowess.

Arachne from Greek Mythology creating Tapestries

Now, Athena, being a little competitive (okay, a lot), decided to challenge Arachne to a weaving contest. The stakes were high – winner gets eternal bragging rights!

The duel commenced and both ladies wove their hearts out, creating tapestries so intricate they could make your eyeballs pop. When it came time to judge, surprise surprise, Arachne’s masterpiece was jaw-droppingly magnificent. Not wanting to admit defeat, Athena flew into a divine rage and cursed poor Arachne, turning her into a spider forever doomed to weave webs without end.

So remember, folks, never challenge a Goddess to a weaving contest unless you’re ready to spin your fate into an eight-legged escapade!

OLYMPIANS Boxed Set: Books 1 – 6

If the Athena graphic novel interests you, then you may also want to read other graphic novels in the OLYMPIANS series. You could purchase a boxed set with the following graphic novels included: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, Aphrodite. Or if you prefer, you can just purchase graphic novels individually.

Olympians Boxed Set Books 1 - 6

OLYMPIANS Boxed Set: Books 7 – 12

Here are the rest of the graphic novels in the OLYMPIANS series, which also happens to come in a boxed set. The boxed set includes the following graphic novels: Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Hephaistos, Dionysos. Similarly, you have the option to buy each graphic novel individually based on your personal preference and interests.

Olympians Boxed Set Books 7-12

ATHENA Graphic Novel Rating

ATHENA by George O’Connor is a visually stunning and well-crafted graphic novel that delves into the mythological world of Greek Gods and Goddesses. The artwork is beautifully detailed, bringing the deities and their epic stories to life in a way that is truly captivating and immersive.

One of the highlights of this graphic novel is how it portrays Athena, the Goddess of wisdom and warfare, as a multifaceted character with strength and vulnerability. O’Connor’s interpretation of Athena is both powerful and relatable, making her a compelling protagonist to follow throughout the story.

The narrative in ATHENA is well-paced and engaging, drawing readers in with its mix of action, drama, and mythology. The stories are rich with themes of power, wisdom, and morality, adding depth and complexity to the overarching narrative.

Overall, I give ATHENA by George O’Connor a rating of 8/10. It is a must-read for fans of Greek mythology and graphic novels alike, especially if you adore Athena. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating read.

O’Connor’s OLYMPIANS series as a whole is of a consistently high standard, making all the books a must read. I have read about five of the graphic novels in the series so far at this point in time and I definitely want to read them all.

Anyway, beginning your journey with ATHENA is a great start!

Tip: If you have an interest in comics about Athena, you may also want to check out a review about Athena Dynamite comics.

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