Neith was an ancient Egyptian goddess and patron god of Sais, where Solon is said to have learned about Atlantis. Neith is often identified with the Greek goddess Athena as well as the Berber and Punic goddess Tanith (Tanit, Tanut), although this has been disputed (a). Tanith is said to be derived from the Phoenician lunar goddess and claims have been made that Tanit was also a Hyksos goddess.
The association of Greek with Egyptian deities was originally told to us by Herodotus(b). A similar connection betwen Greek and Hindu gods has also been identified(c).
*(a) http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Mythology/Athena.html (Offline May 2017) See: https://web.archive.org/web/20170326111445/http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Mythology/Athena.html*