Athena goddess of wisdom, courage and inspiration, also goddess of strategic warfare, law and justice. Athena created the olive tree which became the symbol of peace and the source of prosperity. The Parthenon erected on The Acropolis in Athens was dedicated to her. Pallas Athenas' image in the form of a statue forty-two feet high stood within that temple. This gigantic statue, fashioned by Phidias, was completely faced with ivory and gold. Each year all Athenians join a lengthy procession which proceeds to The Acropolis to honor their beloved goddess Athena.