Pronunciation: (u-thē'nu),[key] —n. 1. Also,A•the•nePronunciation: (u-thē'nē).[key]Also called Pallas, Pallas Athena. the virgin deity of the ancient Greeks worshiped as the goddess of wisdom, fertility, the useful arts, and prudent warfare. At her birth she sprang forth fully armed from the head of her father, Zeus. Cf. Minerva. 2. a female given name.