Athena is Hoots the Owl's granddaughter. She wants to be a singer when she grows up, and looks to Hoots for advice on how to be a great scat singer. She sometimes emcees at Birdland. According to episode 2504, she bears a strong resemblance to her grandmother (Hoots' wife).
Athena appeared on Sesame Street in 1986, during season 18. In season 20, her black beak was replaced with a softer, yellow beak, and she was given orange pupils. The character was dropped following season 22 and the character became a utility puppet.