Queen Athena is not just queen of the sea but is the mother of Ariel and her six older sisters. She has had past relationships with Aquaman, Aqualad, and Namor and tempest. Her best friends were dolphins Namora, Namorita, and Tula. It is unknown if her sister in law Ursula killed her or not. Ursula is her sister in law because she married Triton, Ursula's brother. She was yelled at alot by the king cause Ursula always wanted to be the princess but the queen died when Ariel was a baby.