Goddess Athena Candle Info Page

Goddess of Protection & Creative Projects (writing, arts & crafts)

Greek Goddess of War & Wisdom

About

Athena is a powerful and wise Grecian goddess who overseas and protects those who call upon here. She was the patron of the city Athens and spent a lot of time studying and mastering many areas of knowledge including law. She is known for her superb logic and intellect. Athena is the Goddess of war because she mastered all elements of war both tactics and strategy.  But she was not just an armchair warrior. Athena was also a skilled fighter armed or unarmed. She was a master of the weapons including sword, spear, and shield, and a great strategist. Athena is a superb role model for girls and women. She was her own person, skilled, brave, and wise. She lived her life as she wanted to live it. People had better lives because of her. She is a symbol of civilized behavior, logic, and compassion mixed with wisdom.

This Goddess Gemstone Candle can be used:

  • When you wish to call Goddess Athena’s energy into your life

  • To honor Goddess Athena (mantra’s and offering guide provided below)

  • To call in protection, wisdom and logic during disputes and conflicts

  • To call in assistance with studying and schoolwork/work

 

Crystal: Onyx

Fragrance: Karma - The aura of orange, lavender and pine with notes of patchouli, lemongrass, cashmere and musk.

Colour: Purple

Herbs: Cedarwood, Dragonsblood

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Goddess Athena Mantras

Light this candle to honor and call in Goddess Athena’s healing energy. If you wish, use the mantras provided below when lighting your candle or while performing a ritual of your choice.

“Athena, strong and beautiful—Ancient Warrior,

come enwrapped in your winged power.

Call upon your heartsong to open the skies.

Spread rainbow light across sea cliffs.

Cloaked in power, raise the sun,

piercing the gray mist at dawn.

Athena, oh great one! who defies time and challenges the form.

Free the words in our story and hold the ideal as our voice.

With the courage of a sacred warrior,

offer our hearts as a painted vessel to the heavens.

//

"I am wise.

I can find solutions

For all the problems in my life.”

//

“Athena, Goddess of Courage and Wisdom

Lend me Your Strength.

Help me slay my demons with kindness,

My adversaries with wit.

In doing so, I honor them as well as myself.

In this I pray,

Thank you Athena!”

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“Athena, strong and beautiful—Ancient Warrior,

come enwrapped in your winged power.

Call upon your heartsong to open the skies.

Spread rainbow light across sea cliffs.

Cloaked in power, raise the sun,

piercing the gray mist at dawn.

Athena, oh great one! who defies time and challenges the form.

Free the words in our story and hold the ideal as our voice.

With the courage of a sacred warrior,

offer our hearts as a painted vessel to the heavens.”

Goddess Athena Offerings

Consider adding some of these items around your candle to honor Goddess Athena:

Water, milk, olive oil, wine and honey, bread, cakes, grains, fruit, olives, fish, aromatic or sweet-smelling herbs, myrrh, oil lamp, crafts (origami, embroidery, etc), poems and hymns, drawings, art, owl, ram, eagle, tiger, leopard, patchouli incense, pears, olive tree bark or leaves, ship figurines, snake skins, helms (toy or otherwise), shields (toy or otherwise), trophies and medals you’ve won, your favorite books.

Candle Care Tips

Gems may fall towards wick once a large melt pool starts, if this happens just push it back towards the edge so it can burn properly or remove and enjoy your stone sooner. Once your candle is burned down your stone can be washed with soap and warm water to keep.

The first time you light your candle, you MUST let it burn for at LEAST 2 hours! The idea is to create a wax pool that reaches the sides of the candle to achieve an even burn every time it is lit. Burning for less time creates a tunnel that can lead to your candle putting itself out constantly and essentially rendering the candle useless.

Place candles in flameproof jars or cups to double the burn time. Always trim the wick before burning. Even if you’re relighting a candle, trim the wick to 1/4 inch. When the wick is too long it will burn uneven and create soot/smoke.

Keep candles away from direct sunlight. Candles in direct sunlight will lose their colour.

Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. Always snuff out your spell candles as blowing (using the element Air) will undo all your hard work.

Candle Safety

Extinguish any candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep ensuring the wick ember is no longer glowing.

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.

Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.

Place burning candles at least 6 cm apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt each other, or create their own drafts that cause improper burning.


Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and can cause glass containers to break.

Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick to 1/4 inch, then check for drafts before relighting.

Special care should be taken when burning spell candles that contain herbs. Always remove any labels, ribbons, adornments, make sure the candles not near burnable material and dust off any herbs/resins around the wick of the candle before lighting.

Do not leave burning candles unattended as they contain dried herbs and crystals. Keep candles away from pets and children and from anything flammable.