The Greek Pantheon is full of gods and goddesses, each with their own traits and merits. Today we are here to talk about the Greek god of knowledge. There is still some dispute regarding who it is and why. The answer is not so clear-cut, because gods usually do not have a single trait or role. Therefore, the battle for this title is between Athena and Koios. Let us see the facts and decide which one deserves the title of the Greek God of knowledge.
Koios, or Coeus was the Titan god of intelligence as well as farsight. This means that due to his inquisitive mind, he gained a huge understanding and was able to see beyond the obvious. He was the son of Uranus and Gaia, the gods of the sky and earth, respectively. In a myth, Koios and his four brothers represent the four poles that hold heaven and earth apart. In addition to this, Koios is also the god of wisdom and oracles.
The Greek God of Knowledge
Athena is the goddess of war, wisdom and crafts. Her roman name is Minerva. Athena is the goddess with a calm temperament and a huge understanding of others. She is known for fighting only for the just reasons, and never without a purpose. Athena even has a town that holds her name: Athens. She beat Poseidon in a fight for the honor of naming the town. People consider Athena the patron of heroic endeavor and would pray to her in times of war. She gave sense and calm, providing people with the knowledge they needed to survive.
Thus, there is not one set god of knowledge in the Greek pantheon. It is up to you which one you choose to guide you and offer you the necessary knowledge. In the end, all gods and important in their own way and they all offer guidance. It is not that easy to say for sure which was the most powerful or the most knowledgeable.