1. the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.

“listen to his words of wisdom”

2. the body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period.

“the traditional farming wisdom of India”





The story of Athena and how she came to represent her many characteristics is woven throughout Greek mythology. These are the stories that were spoken, passed down through centuries of oracles (a storyteller), as entertainment and as a method of education.

Athena’s birth is one of mind-blowing proportions…

“Zeus was the father of Athena and her mother was Metis, which means wisdom. Zeus was told before Athena was born, that any child born to Metis would be more powerful than its father. Zeus was very worried by this and decided to swallow Metis before she could give birth to the child.

Some time later Zeus began to have terrible headaches. The pain grew so unbearable that Zeus asked Hephaistos to cut his head open to see what was wrong.

When Hephaistos opened his head, Athena emerged from Zeus’ skull, fully grown and dressed for battle.”

So as you can see, Athena arrived ready to take on the world!

Absorb the wisdom of your everyday happenings. As teenagers, if you become aware of your surroundings, what is happening around you, and how history is being made on a daily basis you will grow expodenitally. Become Athenian!

WISDOM shared in



Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart. Even when it leads you off the well worn path and that will make all the difference.

Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success, you’ve got to take risks.

What does your college degree mean? What is it worth?

Yes, make your bed and listen to the ten lessons he learned in SEAL training.

In the Inuit tradition, developing wisdom was one of the aims of teaching. An Inuit Elder said that a person became wise when they could see what needed to be done and did it successfully without being told what to do.

Book of the month

wise reads


Our book of the month is a great read that our members and their parents will love reading. The story of a young boy learning about life as he wanders the countryside. It’s a book about love, friendship and kindness. Wise words for all to absorb.

Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons