My name is Minerva Walker. I am the star of an animated
sitcom in development. My name is believed to be of Etruscan origin,
but it never caught on until after the European Renaissance. Here are some
fascinating facts about my namesakes:
In Roman mythology, Minerva was the goddess of wisdom, among other
things. She had nothing on King Solomon, though!
Minerva Urecal was a character actress who lived from 1894 to 1966.
Her real last name was Holzer. Your grandparents might have seen her in
the movies or on television. Her only starring TV role was on The
Adventures of Tugboat Annie, back in 1957.
I won’t let my kids read the Harry Potter books or
watch the films, but I understand that one of the teachers is named
The old animated TV series Animaniacs had a character
called Minerva Mink.
Minerva was the nickname of Josephine Wohlford Blatt, a strongwoman
who was born in the 1860s and died in 1923. She supposedly lifted more
than 3,500 pounds! I wish I were that strong!
A Spanish eurodance singer named Minerva Pérez Garrido, born in
1977, is popularly known as K.U. Minerva.
There are three towns in the United States named Minerva. They are in
New York, Ohio and Oregon. I have never visited any of them.
In astronomy, the name Minerva was considered first for the planet
Uranus, and then for Pluto.
Your local hospital may use a Minerva cast, an orthopedic cast which
encloses the patient’s trunk and head.
Minerva Central was the first bookstore in Mozambique.
The British Royal Navy has had eight ships called the HMS Minerva.