In Sumerian mythology, Nanshe' was the daughter of Enki (God of Wisdom, Magic and Fresh Water) and Ninhursag (Earth and Mother Goddess). Her functions as a Goddess were varied. She was a Goddess of Social Justice, Prophecy, Fertility and Fishing. Like her father, she was heavily associated with water. She held dominion over the Persian Gulf and all the animals within.
"Athena was the great Greek Olympian goddess of wise counsel, war, the defense of towns, heroic endeavor, weaving, pottery and other crafts. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake-trimmed aigis cloak wrapped around her breast and arm, adorned with the monstrous head of the Gorgon."