Athena in The Odyssey

"While I myself go down to Ithaca, rouse his son
to a braver pitch, inspire his heart with courage
to summon the flowing-haired Achaeans to full assembly,
speak his mind to all those suitors, slaughtering on and on
his droves of sheep and shambling longhorn cattle.
Next I will send him off to Sparta and sandy Pylos,
there to learn of his dear father’s journey home.
Perhaps he will hear some news and make his name
throughout the mortal world."

– Homer

The Odyssey, Book 1, lines 104-112. Young Telemachus needs courage to confront Penelope’s greedy suitors who feast on his animals, and to go on a journey to find his father. In this passage Athena announces that she will travel to Ithaca to persuade Telemachus to do these very things.