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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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GreekRandomness Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Nike is probably my favorite goddess! amazing! XD
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eeveelover37 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member 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 Traditional 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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