MYTHOLOGY MEME: Nike, Greek Mythology.Nike is the Greek goddess of victory, both in battle and in sport. The Romans knew her as Victoria, a name that obviously means “victory”, and is still popular today.
Nike was one of four children of the Titan god of war Pallas, and the Naiad Styx (not to be confused with the river Styx of Hades Underworld). Her siblings are Kratos (Greek mythology), Bia (Greek mythology), and Zelus (Greek mythology), who represented Strength, Force, and Rivalry, respectively
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.