(Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory; identified with Roman Victoria
The goddess of victory and triumph; Athena's companion.
In Greek mythology, Nike was a goddess who personified victory, also 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 and Styx, and the sister of Kratos, Bia, and Zelus. Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus, the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. According to classical 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 fame. 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, and is thought to have stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of Athena located in the Parthenon. Nike is one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek coins.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nī′kē, n. the goddess of victory. [Gr.]
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The numerical value of NIKE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of NIKE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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