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In Greek mythology, Nike (Greek: Νίκη , pronounced [nÝːkɛː], 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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FrostKnight1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wearing adidas offends her
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macobell1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
must resist shoes joke must resist shoes joke must resist shoes joke 
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rashuvast Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing
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Carallela Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One word AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kynthiathegoddess Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
All I can say is wow because this was so good I made it my wallpaper for my laptop
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teeheeteepee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
These days her wings are a trade mark, often seen on shoes.
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NumNumkats Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and that's how the olimpics started xD
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Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
love the wings

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GreekRandomness Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Nike is probably my favorite goddess! amazing! XD
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:iconeeveelover37:
eeveelover37 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
VICTORY SCREECH! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO- anyways its beautiful.
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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
She is a Skytide
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pimohdaimaoh Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see  that's why NIKE shoes are commonly for Sports and one of its expensive due to its engineered design for sports. . . you give me that knowledge idol
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Mothedri Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very beautiful!
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AthenaGalaxy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice !
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ssaffr01 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
She'd be a great addition to Smite
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NoobWhompa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Who's the goddess of Defeat? Her Twin Sister?
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AngelWolf22 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love the art style
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
The only statue that's been found of this only has her body.
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
beautiful Nike and awesome colors
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arigato30 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artist
i is love it, but to me she would seem carefree and happy.
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CaveExplorer2346 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just do it.
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nioniosbbbb Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Wow golly gee, Nionio, how do you ride such a tall horse?
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nioniosbbbb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Because i can.
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:iconnajatar:
Najatar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Atleast you're honest about it.
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:iconnioniosbbbb:
nioniosbbbb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Number 1 rule. Never lie to yourself.
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm assuming the torch she's wielding is the Olympic fire?
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Blueconroy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Yes

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RenegadeScion Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Badass!
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Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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DoberTiberium Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
NikÚ (the stressed syllable is -ke) and not the english-pronounced-brand.
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Hananomori Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I just recently read a book with greek myths and it was said she stands in Athena Parthenos left hand, so I'm really happy to see her drawn
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x3Yano Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Woow, so cool..
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:iconhuogenrique:
huogenrique Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
this picture is cool
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Wing0Eater Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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006ruler Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Oh, cool! I'm actually named after her.
but I'm a guy.
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:iconeriphar:
Eriphar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Mi godess!!! My name y Victoria xDDD
I love this Ilustration!!
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Miko-Ookami Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
i love this pic of nike! would it be okay if i used this as a start base for a tattoo?
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AlfredoJDeLeon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Wow
( @o@ )
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:iconviky711:
Viky711 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! you have some talent!
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jilliana92 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Awsome! I love your pictures!
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:iconstarfirechelle:
Starfirechelle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is magnificent!
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KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I love this. Its exactly as I pictured her.
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MrCrazy9 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
nice
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bgjunior22 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Very nice.
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Roxaskeyblademaster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
hey i did a version of this can i post
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NeonBlobfish Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I wonder how well Kratos would be able to fight against her...
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xXxLunaAstralxXx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the goddess I was named after. Great job!
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sephire25 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
nike and athena are both awesome
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Koolebra-DDR Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
íSˇlo hazlo!
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