Athena Scorning the Advances of Hephaestus  

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Venus and Mars

Athena Scorning the Advances of Hephaestus by Paris Bordone

"Several stories tell that Hephaestus, unhappy in marriage, turned his attention to Athena, who also spurned him. In fact, he fell in love with her the moment he released her from Zeus' head, and again when she came to his forge, seeking for him to make for her a spear. When he tried to initiate intercourse, Athena rejected him, and he spilled his seed upon her leg. As she fled, his sperm fell on the earth, and resulted in the birth of Erichtonius, who was initially carried in Gaia's womb. "[1]




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