A surname of Athena, under which she had a chapel at Delphi, in front of the temple of Apollo. A statue of her stood next to that of Pronaus (Hermes) and these were called Pronai, "of the fore temple." Her statue is said to have been made by Scopas.

It was at her temple that Menelaus dedicated the necklace of Helen prior to sailing against Troy,1 and the necklace of Hermiona was likewise dedicated to Athena Pronaea by Amphoterus and Acarnan, the sons of Alcmaeon.2



  1. Eustathius on Homer, p. 1166.
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 7.5-7.


  • Aeschylus. Eumenides, 21.
  • Herodotus. Histories i, 92.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 10.2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.