S04E01-Athena and Minerva

Athena and Minerva Elementary intertitle Paramours

Character Information
Status: Alive
Actor: Alia Attallah and Devika Bhise
First Appearance: "Hemlock"
Episode Count: 4
You know who Jack the Ripper is?
— Athena to Holmes, "Hemlock".

Athena and Minerva are paramours of Sherlock Holmes that are usually seen together.


Season Three

With Kitty Winter having left for London, Holmes finds life at The Brownstone lonely, having gotten used to having someone living there. Athena and Minerva visit and while lounging in front of the fire on the "sex blanket", Holmes talks to Athena about the Black Dahlia case. He's unable to get an opinion from Athena concerning his hypothesis so wakes up Minerva who is equally uninterested in the murder. Both appear interested in further "matters of the flesh". ("Hemlock")

S03E13-Athena Minerva Holmes by fire
Can we do something besides talk about murder?

Season Four

In the wake of beating Oscar Rankin and relapsing, Holmes requires a diversion. He uses Athena and Minerva to recreate a 1927 murder scene involving two women, hoping that he'll be able to solve it. While examining the scene, Athena's phone rings, disturbing Holmes' thoughts. Minerva complains that the recreation isn't fun so Sherlock asks for their indulgence as this may be his last action before he is charged with assault and jailed. Joan Watson then calls, disturbing Holmes further. ("The Past Is Parent")

S04E01-Athena Minerva bloody
But usually when you call us we have fun.

Season Six

Athena helps Holmes with a case involving a strangling death in the courtyard of a Moroccan palace. Holmes believes the killer was camouflaged with body paint in the same pattern as the courtyard's tiles. As such, Athena and a new playmate, Sophia, are painted in the same manner but with different paint types, under heat lamps. Sophia's paint begins to streak, eliminating it from the suspect pool which is convenient as she has to pee. ("The Worms Crawl in, the Worms Crawl Out")

S06E17-Holmes Athena Sophia
That mean we're done?
Athena provides a "potent distraction" for Holmes while he solves a cold case from 1926 in Sheepshead Bay. Holmes contacts Watson using a telepresence device and Athena greets Watson. Later, after Holmes critisizes Harland Emple for maintaining a long crush on a student who Holmes deems is unattainable for Emple, Watson points out that Holmes is doing the same thing by comparing every woman to Jamie Moriarty. She also believes Holmes is lonely and misses having a real relationship since he broke up with Fiona Helbron. As a result, Holmes asks Athena out on their first date which she accepts. ("The Geek Interpreter")

I love a good experiment.


  • As Watson prepares to spend an evening watching "The Godfather 1 and 2", Holmes leaves to see Athena and Minerva. ("Murder Ex Machina")
Elementary intertitle Elementary Characters
Main Characters
Sherlock HolmesJoan WatsonCaptain Thomas GregsonDetective Marcus Bell
Recurring Characters
AlistairAntoniaAthena and MinervaGeneral AlveroHenry BaskervilleOlga BerezhnayaJonathan BloomRoy BookerAgent BurkeDamon ClarkClydeGina CortesFrank Da SilvaDuaneCaptain DwyerElloryEveryoneAgent GephardtDr. GrannisChristopher GrayDel GrunerDetective GuzmanHalconEmily HankinsDr. Eugene HawesFiona HelbronWilliam HullShinwell JohnsonEmil KurtzCassie LenueGareth LestradeADA Nelson LewisAlfredo LlamosaAgent MallickMarchefElana MarchMargaretAgent McNallyPatrick MeersMidnight RangerChantal MilnerAndrew MittalSanthosh MittalSebastian MoranJamie MoriartyAgent MullerDetective NashIsaac ProctorRandyOscar RankinCandace ReedOdin ReichenbachRomulusMichael RowanTim SherringtonTall BoyJoshua ViknerSir James WalterArthur WestAgent WhitlockTyus WilcoxKitty Winter
The Irregulars
Mr. BriggsC.Harland EmplePetros FrankenGayMs. HudsonJulius KentLucMasonThe NosePhil SimmsAgatha SpurrellTeddy
ArchieAndre BellChivonnePaige CowanKayden FullerCheryl GregsonHannah GregsonMay HolmesMorland HolmesMycroft HolmesEstella LlamosaHenry WatsonMary WatsonOren WatsonLin Wen
Minor Characters
The ActuaryMason BaldwinAnne BarkerEdwin BorsteinJack BrunelleLucas BundschJoey CastoroWade CrewesLiam DanowRyan DeckerViolet de MervilleThe DetectivesKathryn DrummondHoward EnnisMistress FeliciaIan GaleTrent GarbyDevon GasparDanilo GuraZoya HashemiDonna KaplanAdam KemperRhys KinlanRuslan KrasnovIris LanzerGwen and Olivia LynchNigella MasonDorian MollTy MorstanPamDana PowellRemusPaula ReyesChris SantosJennifer SaylesShauna ScottSkylerWilson TragerHeather VanowenCassandra WalkerAaron Ward
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