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What are facts about the Greek goddess Nike?

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NIKE (or Nicé) was the winged goddess or spirit of victory, both

in battle and peaceful competition. 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.

Mother:

Styx/Oileis (River of divine promise)

Father:

Pallas (Titan of the spear)

Sister:

Bia (Force, Power, Might, Compulsion )

Brother:

Zelos (Emulation, Zeal, Eager Rivalry, Envy)

Kratos (Strength, Might, Power)


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