Much is made of Athena’s beautiful eyes; elsewhere they have a ‘prussic glare’ and are ‘wide-apart’. Remember, Athena is the one for whom time stops when she arrives, and starts again when she leaves.
‘The Daughter Prince, ash-eyed Athena, flew
Her father’s awning, called the Aegis blue,
Broad as an upright sky, a second sky
Over their shoulders rippling estuary…’
Source: Christopher Logue, War Music: An account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 79