The ancient goddess of war, wisdom and the arts, her visage is mentioned in Poe’s most famous poem, "The Raven."

"And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting; On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming. And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor; Shall be lifted—nevermore!"