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Pallas Giustiniani, Roman sculpture.

In Greek mythology, Pallas (Παλλάς) was the daughter of Triton. Acting as a foster parent to Zeus’ daughter Athena, Triton raised her alongside his own daughter Pallas. During a fight between the two goddesses, Athena was protected from harm by Zeus, however she mortally wounded Pallas. Out of sadness and regret, she created the palladium, a statue in the likeness of Pallas.[1] This story inspired a yearly festival in Libya dedicated to Athena. Girls from the Machlyans and Auseans tribes would fight each other, and those who died were labeled false virgins.[2] With the help of Poseidon Pallas killed Ajax by burning his ship.[3]

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