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Nike goddess of victory by GENZOMAN Nike goddess of victory by GENZOMAN
In Greek mythology, Nike (Greek: Νίκη , pronounced [níːkɛː], meaning Victory), was a goddess who personified triumph 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 Cratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and of Zelus (Rivalry). Nike and her siblings all became described as attendants of Zeus when his cult gained the position of the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon and the roles of older deities were changed in new myths. 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 is seen with wings in most statues and paintings. Most other winged deities in the Greek pantheon had shed their wings by Classical times. Nike is the Goddess of strength, speed, and victory. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena, Goddess of wisdom.


A old pic, arround june of 2008 or so.
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AthenaGalaxy 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
nice !
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:iconssaffr01:
She'd be a great addition to Smite
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:iconnoobwhompa:
Who's the goddess of Defeat? Her Twin Sister?
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AngelWolf22 Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love the art style
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:icondemondogmarine1960:
The only statue that's been found of this only has her body.
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:iconspiritimmortallisa:
beautiful Nike and awesome colors
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arigato30 Aug 14, 2013  Student Artist
i is love it, but to me she would seem carefree and happy.
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CaveExplorer2346 Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just do it.
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:iconnioniosbbbb:
Please don't pollute greek mythology with shitty NIKE sports advertisements. Greek Mythology and history has been raped enough with all those lame Holywood movies. No offense to you ofc... i just don't like it....
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Najatar Feb 10, 2014  New member
Wow golly gee, Nionio, how do you ride such a tall horse?
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