Athens 2004 Mascots

March 7, 2009

olympic-mascots1Phevos and Athena, the official ATHENS 2004 mascots, are brother and sister. The brother and sister mascots are inspired from a pair of 7th century dolls found during archaeological excavations in Greece. Their names are linked to Ancient Greece, yet the two siblings are children of modern times.

The names are of two Olympian gods: Phevos, the god of light and music, known as Apollo; and Athena, goddess of wisdom and patron of the city of Athens. Phevos and Athena represent the link between Greek history and the modern Olympic Games.

Phevos and Athena represent the values of Olympism: participation, brotherhood, equality, cooperation, fair play”.

Original text found at:
http://www.mapsofworld.com/olympic-trivia/xxviii-olympiad/mascots.html

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