"and came to Marathon and the broad streets of Athens, where she entered the great palace of Erectheus."
The Erectheion, Athens
Public DomainThe Erectheion, Athens - Credit: LevineDS/Wikimedia Commons

Athene was the patron goddess of the city of Athens. Marathon is a district near Athens. Although it was the site of a famous battle, this was long after Homer’s time. Erectheus was a mythical king of Athens who was offered cult alongside Poseidon and Athene in the Erectheion temple (which is still standing today).