Sande Amici — A Goddess throughout the Ages: Athena

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A Goddess throughout the Ages: Athena
an art exhibit for celebrating Athena’s Day 2014

24 November to 7 December 2014
􀀀Museum Balneumque Zantabraxae

One goddess has so captivated the world and inspired the arts, industry, and the state: Athena. Her name is known from America to Hong Kong, Her myths from Classical Greece to the Modern world.

Join ROMA Sande Amici for an exploration of the artist’s perception of Athena from the 16th to 20th centuries for this year’s Athena’s Day holiday.


Athena’s Day is a Sandum holiday roughly corresponding to the ancient Athenian Khalkeia, a festival of thanksgiving dedicated to Athena and Hephaestos as the patrons of the arts and crafts. In Sandus, this holiday corresponds to Americans’ or Canadians’ celebration of Thanksgiving and is a day in which we enjoy a bounty of grains, meat, and fruits — similar offerings that the pompê (“procession”) of the Khalkeia would bring right to Athena and Hephaestos’s door at the Hephaestion which overlooks the Athenian agorá.

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