"All men need the gods…
but the man is younger, just about my age.
That’s why I give the gold cup first to you."
With that
Pisistratus placed in her hand the cup of mellow wine
and Pallas rejoiced at the prince’s sense of tact
in giving the golden winecup first to her.

– Homer

The Odyssey, Book 3, lines 55-57. Pisistratus asks Athena – disguised as Mentor – to say a prayer to Poseidon, since it is the god’s feast day in Pylos. There is a certain irony in asking her to pray to Poseidon, who is punishing Odysseus. For Athena is Odysseus’ patron goddess and is working against Poseidon.