Excerpts From Guide to Greece

Pausanias

Athene Came from Libya
When I saw that the statue of Athena in Athens had blue eyes I found out that the legend about them is Libyan. For the Libyans have a saying that the Goddess is the daughter of Poseidon and Lake Tritonis, and for this reason has blue eyes like Poseidon. – 1.14.6

Athene Helped Perseus in Libya
A wild Libyan woman reached Lake Tritonis, and harried the neighbours until Perseus killed her; Athena was supposed to have helped him in this exploit, because the people who live around Lake Tritonis are sacred to her. – 2.21.6

 

 

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