The Roman goddess Minerva
Minerva (Greek equivalent: Athena or Athene) was the Roman goddess of arts, crafts and war. Her cult was brought to Rome before the Republic, through the goddess' connection with handicrafts, trade and weaving. She was worshipped as part of the Capitoline triad with Jupiter and Juno. Minerva is shown in art as an imposing goddess, armed with helmet, spear, aegis and shield.