Greek God of destruction, earthquakes, horses, hurricanes, oceans, seas, storms, and other water bodies.
For Greeks, he was a major civic god and was highly respected for being the god of the sea and earthquakes. However the Romans, who were not seafaring people, associated him more with fresh water and horses, and treated him with a fearful respect.
Greek, virgin, Goddess of wisdom, handicrafts, useful arts, and battle strategy.
Roman Goddess whom, from the 2nd century BC onwards, the Romans equated with the Greek goddess of war Athena. She was the virgin Goddess of wisdom, poetry, medicine, commerce, weaving, and crafts. She is often depicted with her sacred creature, an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom. As a war deity she’s only favorable to defensive wars. Though Romans considered owls to be bad or evil they were considered to be Minerva’s symbol.