Athena Promachos took inspiration for her name from Greek mythology. The Athena Promachos (Greek for "Athena who fights in the front line") was a colossal bronze statute of Athena (the goddess of wisdom) that was destroyed. Growing up, the writer had an unhealthy obsession with Greek mythology until she was told it wasn't real, so, similarly, her interest was also destroyed. As an adult, she's reclaimed her interest in the fascinating tales of the ancient Greek gods, particularly those of Athena. Athena is one of the main sources of influence for the writer's feminist ideals, hence, she calls herself Athena Promachos.