The Statue of Athena

When Phidias designed the Parthenon, his statue of Athena was the centerpiece of the temple. It was nearly thirty-eight feet tall and the face was carved from ivory. In “The Architect’s Key”, the goddess comes alive, and much to Leo’s horror, so does the serpent on her shield. The huge cost of the project became something of a scandal, and in this story Madame Pallas describes how she had to rescue some of her wealth from the treasury. She was, after all, the Goddess of wealth.

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