Athena and Theseus
The more the outsider Theseus became the main Athenian hero, the
more he was accompanied by Athena.
In programmed form they are shown together in this metope.
Goddess and hero meet in a sacra conversazione, which had
earlier been reserved for the pair Athena and Hercules.
Metope from the Treasury
of the Athenians at Delphi.
c. 500-490 BCE
Delphi, Delphi Museum
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