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Noun: Athene  u'thee-nee
  1. A genus of Strigidae
    - genus Athene
     
  2. (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
    - Athena, Pallas, Pallas Athena, Pallas Athene

Type of: bird genus, Greek deity

Part of: family Strigidae, Strigidae

Encyclopedia: Athene