Hera, queen of the Greek gods. Hera was Zeus' wife and sister, and was raised by the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. She was the supreme goddess, patron of marriage and childbirth, having a special interest in protecting married women.
Athena - Goddess of Wisdom, Government, the Crafts, and Wise Counsel in War, and patron goddess of Athens. This painting uniquely portrays the virgin goddess as a mature woman of a stature and physique that are appropriate for a warrior.
Mythology - Ares had a miserable childhood. The only son of the mighty Zeus, ruler of the Olympians, and his wife Hera, Ares was disliked by his father from the moment he was born and was barely tolerated from then on.