Greek and Roman religion and mythology therefore
become closely entwined.
The mythology and information about the Roman Goddess Minerva
A major deity and one of the
12 Olympian Gods
Jurisdiction: She was
described as being the Roman Goddess of Wisdom
Mythology: Mythical Family
Tree or Relatives: Minerva was believed to be the Goddess of Wisdom.
daughter of Jupiter and Juno
Depiction / Description /
Symbol: the owl, the snake and the olive tree
Capitoline Triad - The Capitoline Triad consisted of
three major gods - Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. The most important
temples in Rome were dedicated to the triad of gods and situated on
the Capitoline Hill.
Name of equivalent Greek Goddess: Pallas Athena
Hr festival, called Quinquatria, was celebrated
on March 19 through to March 23. On the first day of her festival no
blood was shed, but that on the last four there were contests of
Roman Mythology and Information about Minerva
Minerva (Greek name: Pallas
Athene), the goddess of wisdom, was the offspring of
Jupiter, without a mother. She sprang from his head,
completely armed. She was the virgin goddess of warriors and
poetry. As Minerva Medica, she was the goddess of medicine
and doctors. Her favorite bird was the owl, and the plant
sacred to her the olive.