Monday, 30 September 2013


Nike was the winged goddess or spirit of victory both in battle and peaceful competition
                                  Nike or Nice the goddess of victory, is described as a daughter of Pallas and Styx and sister of Zelus (zeal), Cratos (strenth), and Bai (force). At the time when Zeus entered upon the fight against the Titans and called upon the gods for assistance, Nike and her two sisters were the first to come forward. Zeus was so pleased with their readiness that he caused them ever after to live with him in Olympus. 
Nike crowning Ares

She is often seen represent in ancient work of art, especially together with other divinities, such as Zeus, Athena, and with conquering heros whose horses she guides. In her appearance she resembles Athena but has wings and carries a palm or a wreath and is engaged in raising a trophy,  in inscribing the victory of the conqueror on a shield.


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