Mythology & Beliefs: Nike
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Nike was the goddess of victory.
Nike in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, Nike (Greek: Νίκη, "Victory", pronounced
/nÝːkɛː/) was a goddess who personified victory throughout the
ages of the ancient Greek culture. She is known as the Winged
Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria.
Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as
the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water), and the
sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal).
Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus, the
dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. According to classical
(later) myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was
assembling allies for the Titan War against the older deities.
Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in
which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike flew
around battlefields rewarding the victors with glory and
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