This reminds me of Pelican. What’s the main difference?
As far as I’m aware, pelican doesn’t support Pandoc out of the box (the most crucial tool in my writing infrastructure outside of athena;) one would need to download and install a plugin. athena started as a pet project to scratch my own itch and in the process I thought of releasing it publicly as well since it’s a great playground to experiment with ET’s ideas and SSGs while incorporating my personal Pandoc (academic and casual) publishing workflow. My main goal was to create one workflow to write plain text docs and be able to publish to PDF via LaTeX (Tufte layout or not,) HTML (same,) slides, letters, &c without (or with minimal) changes in document structure. athena is responsible for the HTML and blog in my setup. Moreover, athena tries to be as minimal with as few dependencies and options as possible.