Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A to Z Challenge: N is for Nike

We've all heard of Nike, but perhaps not in terms of the Greek goddess. If not for her, we'd all be wearing shoes and windbreakers named Hermaphroditus or Ascanius. Personally, I'm glad they went with Nike. Care to guess what Nike was the goddess of?

She's the personification of victory, to whom a temple was dedicated on the Athenian Acropolis. She was also known as the winged goddess of victory. Another fact to note: Nike is one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek coins.

This statue of Nike is located on the Titanic engineer's museum in Southampton England.

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1 comment:

  1. You're right, I haven't heard of the Greek goddess Nike. I think it's cool that she appears on all their coins and maybe not their shoes.