Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
March 6, 2012
Image Size
516 KB
Resolution
598×830
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,216 (5 today)
Favourites
488 (who?)
Comments
81
Downloads
322
×
Nike by Serathus Nike by Serathus
Nike

In Greek mythology, Nike (Greek: Νίκη, "Victory", pronounced [nǐːkɛː]) 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 (Titan) and Styx (Water) and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal). Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus, the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. 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 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.

Names stemming from Nike include amongst others: Nicholas, Nicola, Nick, Nicolai, Nikolai, Nicolae, Nils, Klaas, Nicole, Ike, Niki, Nikita, Nika, Niketas, and Nico.

-----------------------------------------------------

this is the commission i did for :iconnikegoddessnike:

=D
Add a Comment:
 
:iconpyrrhatitana21:
Beautiful!!
Reply
:iconserathus:
Serathus Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =)
Reply
:iconpyrrhatitana21:
My pleasure, best Nike ii have seen. Can you make one with her standing upright :D
Reply
:iconserathus:
Serathus Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sure, i'll do that when i have some free time. =)
Reply
:iconpyrrhatitana21:
Thanks so much :D
Reply
:iconserathus:
Serathus Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =)
Reply
:iconpegasusalh:
ummm wow, amazing.
Reply
:iconserathus:
Serathus May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =)
Reply
:icondeorse:
Deorse Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent work!
Reply
Add a Comment: