Date of birth: September 1
Height: 155 cm
The Greek goddess Athena (spelled in Greek as Ἀθηνᾶ and Ἀσάνα, in the manga and the anime adaptation respectively, and occasionally as Ἀθάνα in both) is one of the main characters in the Manga Saint Seiya, authored by Masami Kurumada, and later adapted to Anime. A character with a substantial importance in the universe of Saint Seiya, she was created by Kurumada based on the mythologic persona of the same name.
As in Greek mythology, she is the goddess of wisdom and heroic endeavor, and daughter of Zeus. In Kurumada's mythos, she is sent to Earth by the Olympian gods every 250 years, when evil takes over Earth. Her mission during every one of her incarnations is to restore peace and bring hope, destroy the agent of evil and protect Earth; to do so, she has been assisted since the ages of myth by an army of 88 youths of great strength and courage, whose fists rend the skies and whose kicks split the earth, don radiant holy armor called Cloths, and are known as the Saints of Athena.
Athena is said to be by birthright the goddess of battle, but she didn't believe in conquest and only fought defensive wars. She hates weapons, and thus only allows her Saints to battle using their bodies and armors. The only Saint allowed by her to wield weapons is the Libra Gold Saint, and it is only with her permission that the Saints are allowed to brandish the weapons kept by the Libra Saint.
She has opposed the ambitions of antagonist deities since the ages of myth in Greece, earning herself the rejection of the other Olympian gods. She has had specially a long-standing conflict with the god of the Underworld, Hades.
During her 20th century incarnation she uses the name Saori Kido (城戸 紗織 Kido Saori) as her civilian identity. In the English-language version of the manga and the edited anime she is known as Princess Sienna.
Related anime:Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter OVA, 1986
Knights of the Zodiac TV, 1986
Saint Seiya The Movie: Evil Goddess Eris Movie, 1987
Knights of the Zodiac Movie 1: The Legend of the Golden Apple Movie, 1987
Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth Movie, 1988
Saint Seiya: The Heated Battle Of The Gods Movie, 1988
Knights of the Zodiac Movie 2: The Heated War of the Gods Movie, 1988
Knights of the Zodiac Movie 3: Legend of Crimson Youth Movie, 1988
Saint Seiya: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle Movie, 1989
Knights of the Zodiac Movie 4: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle Movie, 1989
Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Juuni Kyuu Hen - Yomigaerishi Gold Saint-tachi no Shinwa OVA, 2003
Saint Seiya: Soushuuhen Bonus, 2003
Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Sanctuary OVA, 2003
Knights of the Zodiac Movie 5: The Heaven Chapter ~Overture~ Movie, 2004
Saint Seiya Tenkai-hen Josou: Overture Movie, 2004
Saint Saiya: The Hades Chapter - Inferno OVA, 2005
Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Elysion OVA, 2008
Saint Seiya Omega TV, 2012
Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary Movie, 2014
Related manga:Knights of the Zodiac Manga, 1985
Saint Seiya: Next Dimension - Meiou Shinwa Manga, 2006
Kurumada Suikoden: Hero of Heroes Manga, 2013
Saint Seiya: Saintia Shou Manga, 2013
Saint Seiya: Omega - New Cross Tanjou-hen Manga, 2013