Athena Bezzerides is a web-camera performer or as Ani states - avant-garde cinema performer who does sex acts for paying customers. A former drug addict, she is encountered by her sister at a legitimate brothel during Ani's line of duty following a wrong tip-off. It is later shown that Athena is saving money to take up an arts course in California Institute of the Arts. An artist by passion, she makes sand and miniature sculptures.
Athena is virgin goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts and literature in Greek mythology.
Athena believes webcam porn as a venue for creative expression.
Curiously, her father states the name Athena represents 'love', which is wrong. Whether this was a mistake on the part of the script, or was done to show how her father doesn't really understand the things he thinks he does, is unclear.