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Not to be confused with Pantheon.
The Parthenon in the DOS release of Mario is Missing!
The Parthenon in the DOS version
Luigi's photograph of the Parthenon
The Parthenon in the SNES version
“The Parthenon was built to honor Athena, goddess of Athens, who gave Greece's capital city its name, Athens. The Parthenon was erected between 447 and 438 BC by the same architects who built the Acropolis. The temple is famous for its quantity of Doric columns. There are eight columns on both ends and seventeen along each side. An enormous statue of the goddess once stood in the Parthenon's great hall. She was 39 feet high, her hands and face made from ivory. Her dress was 2,205 pounds of pure gold!”
Pamphlet, Mario is Missing!

The Parthenon (in Greek: Παρθενών, Parthenó̱n) is a temple dedicated of Athena, the patron of Athens.


Mario is Missing![edit]

Luigi visits this temple when he travels to Athens in the SNES, DOS, and Deluxe versions of Mario is Missing! when Koopa Troopas steal a Parthenon Column, causing it to shut down. He eventually makes his way through the city, fighting the right Koopa Troopa to obtain the Column, and after answering a series of questions (listed below), he is able to return the column through the Parthenon's information booth to its rightful place.

  • The architects who built the Parthenon also built the:
    • statue of Athena
    • Acropolis
    • Indianapolis Speedway
    • Pyramids
  • Which of the three types of Greek columns is best represented?
    • Ionic
    • Doric
    • Ironic
    • Round
  • The Parthenon was built to honor:
    • Athena
    • Zeus
    • Helen of Troy
    • Acropolis

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Athens Dash in Mario Kart Tour
The Parthenon in Mario Kart Tour

The Parthenon is one of many landmarks visited in Athens Dash in Mario Kart Tour. In the course, it houses the starting line, acting as the location racers begin and end the course.


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