From what I recall from Saint Seiya, Athena is basically a helpless girl kind of feeling the place of damsel in distress which drives the story forward, with the knights protecting or rescuing her.
However she’s also described as a god. I don’t recall any godlike powers or actions coming from her but I saw the anime on the 90s so my memory may be off.
What are her powers? Is she a real god or is she something else?
I seem to recall in some part of the anime (movie or something) they fight Poseidon and he is actually a real adversary, a real god with powers or something.