Panathenaea (all-Athenian festival) In ancient Greek ritual, the summer festival in honor of Athena’s birthday. As part of the rite the people presented a peplum to the goddess in a long procession along the Sacred Way to the Parthenon. This scene is depicted on one of the temple friezes of the Elgin Marbles.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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