Nike (or Nicé) was the winged goddess or spirit (daimon) of victory, both in struggle and peaceful competitors. When Zeus was gathering allies at the start of the Titan War, Styx brought her four children, Nike (Victory), Zelos (Rivalry), Kratos (Strength) and Bia (Force) into the service of the god.
Nike was appointed his charioteer, and all four were appointed as sentinels standing beside the throne of the god. Beyond this Nike never acquired any distinctive mythology of her own.
Nike was represented in ancient Greek vase protecting with a variety of attributes incorporating a wreath or sash to overhead a victor, an oinochoe and phiale (bowl and cup) for libations, a thymiaterion (incense burner), an altar, and a lyre for the celebration of victory in song.
In scenarios of the Gigantomachia (War of the Giants) she often happens driving the chariot of Zeus.
In variety art and money Nike isoften shown positioning a palm department as a icon of victory.
Nike was closely acknowledged with the goddess Athena, sometimes becoming merely as an capability of the goddess. Occasionally the goddess was pluralised into Nikai.
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