Roman Mythology

The Classical Gods of the Roman Empire...

MINERVA

Roman Wisdom Goddess

Also known as MINERVA-MEDICA

Picture of the Roman Wisdom Goddess Minerva from our Roman mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Goddess of Wisdom and Creativity

She is more than just a brand name replacement for the Greek Athena. In fact she was around under the Etruscans who knew her as Menrva.

Amazingly intelligent, she is credited with many creative ideas such as the invention of numbers (patent still pending) — and also musical instruments and medicine.

She was especially beloved by Roman doctors for her medical knowledge, hence her nickname Minerva-Medica. We feel she still has a lot of offer in that — and many other — regards.

Minerva Facts and Figures

Name: Minerva
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: MINERVA-MEDICA

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wisdom
Area of expertise: Wisdom

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 699

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last revised on September 09, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page