Helmet Hair

By on Sep 2, 2014 in Ancients, Greece | 0 comments

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“Just from looking at the picture, do we know who this woman is?” I pointed at the illustration depicting three women standing together in The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden, and Christina Balit, tapping on the woman with the owl.

Nate nodded, “Yeah. That’s Athena.”

“How do we know? I asked.

“She’s got an owl and a helmet, ” Nate said. He added, “She’s got really thin hair, too, which is because she has total helmet hair from wearing that helmet her whole life.” He emphasized the last two words by widening his eyes and dropping his jaw.

Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite

Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite

That’s right. Beware of helmets, ladies and gents. It makes your hair thin.

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