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Minerva British & World English

The goddess of handicrafts, widely worshipped and regularly identified with Athene, which led to her being regarded also as the goddess of war

Minerva New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Roman equivalent of Athene

Tarbell, Ida Minerva British & World English

(1857–1944), US writer. A leader of the muckraking movement, she was a writer for McClure’s magazine 1896–1904 and for American magazine 1906–15. Her books include the exposé The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904) and The Business of Being a Woman (1912)