Minerva: goddess of wisdom, learning, art crafts, battle strategy, and industry. Her symbol was the owl. Minerva was also the Roman name of the Greek goddess Athena-- virgin goddess of music, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic
Greek Muses In ancient Greece. The 9 Muses were considered sources of knowledge and providers of inspiration to creators of literature and art. Calliope (Epic Poetry) Clio (History) Erato (Love Poetry) Euterpe (Music) Melpomene (Tragedy) Polyhymnia (Hymns and sacred poetry) Terpsichore (Dance) Thalia (Comedy) Urania (Astronomy)
Ancient Roman marble statue of the Egyptian goddess ISIS; her garment is knotted with an 'Isis knot' and her headdress includes Hathor's cow horns enclosing a sun disc; she holds her attribute of a sistrum (only the handle remains) and a jug for sacred Nile water (Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna)
Kore, from the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, ca. 520–510 BC. Marble. Acropolis Museum, Athens. Archaic sculptors delighted in rendering the intricate asymmetrical patterns created by the cascading folds of garments like the Ionian chiton and himation worn by this smiling Acropolis kore.