Hekatompedos, as seen in this reconstruction, was divided longitudinally
into three aisles by two rows of Doric columns. In a commanding
position against the back wall of this temple stood Athene.
Her right hand held a representation of Nike (Victory), while
her left rested on the shield on whose surface was depicted
the battle of the Amazons with the Greeks. Athene's breastplate
was the 'aegis'. a goat-skin plated with scales, having the
Gorgon's head in the centre.
Wonders of the Past