Metis was considered one of the most powerful and intelligent figures in Greek mythology. She was often depicted as a beautiful woman with a wise and thoughtful expression, and was considered the embodiment of wisdom and intelligence. Her name “Metis” means “wisdom” or “cunning” in Greek.
According to the myth, Zeus had heard a prophecy that his first-born child with Metis would be a girl and would be more powerful than him. In order to prevent this, Zeus swallowed Metis while she was pregnant with Athena, who was then born fully grown from Zeus’ head. This story is often interpreted as a cautionary tale of the dangers of fearing and trying to suppress powerful women.
Athena, was known as the goddess of wisdom, warfare, and crafts, and was considered one of the most powerful and respected figures in Greek mythology. She was often depicted as a fierce warrior, and was said to have been born fully armored from Zeus’ forehead, fully grown and ready for battle.
Metis, even though swallowed by Zeus, was not forgotten, she was considered as the embodiment of wisdom, that Zeus carried within him and her wisdom was passed on to Athena.