Zeus's Daughter

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

I've been trying to remember something about Greek mythology. Wasn't there a child of Zeus that grew from his head? If so, which child?

The Answer:

You are correct. According to Greek mythology, Zeus's daughter Athena sprang out of his head fully grown. Read more about the story of Athena's birth, and Greek and Roman mytholgy.

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