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  Mythography | The Greek Goddess Nike in Myth and Art
The Greek goddess Nike was the personification of victory in mythology.
Despite her ancestry, Nike fought on the side of the Olympian gods against the Titans, and thus was considered a manifest representation of the victory of the Olympians.
This did not mean that Nike's powers were confined to the military sphere: quite the contrary, in fact, for she symbolized victory in many areas of ancient Greek life, including athletics (perhaps this is why the legendary shoe manufacturer borrowed the name of this goddess) and other contests.
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 Nike
According to Greek mythology Nike sat at the side of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympian pantheon of Mount Olympus.
Nike is the 20th century footwear and athletic apparel that lifts the world's greatest athletes to new levels of mastery and achievement.
Since NIKE watches are water resistant, it is important that the watch be properly water tested whenever the case back is removed to ensure this resistance level is preserved.
www.nike.com /canada/siteInfo/faq.html   (2121 words)

  
 Greek mythology N-Z - All About Turkey
In Greek mythology, Peirithous was a King of the Lapiths and a son of Ixion and Dia.
In Greek mythology, Proteus was a son of Abas and the twin brother of Acrisius.
In Greek mythology, Xuthus was a son of Helen by the nymph Orseis.
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 Nike Statue of Greek Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nike means "Victory" in Greek, and Athena was worshiped in this form, as goddess of victory, on the Acropolis, Athens.
There the citizens worshipped the goddess in hope of a prosperous outcome in the long war fought on land and sea against the Spartans and their allies.
The Temple of Athena Nike was an expression of Athens' ambition to be the leading Greek city state in the Peloponnese.
www.angelsandearthlythings.com /nike.html   (118 words)

  
 Nike Page
Nike is the winged goddess of Victory and she can run and fly at great speed.
Even though Nike is one of the oldest ancient Greek goddesses, predating even the great Olympians, she doesn't figure prominently in any myths, which is rather odd.
Nike fought on the side of Zeus in his famous battle against the Titans, and assisted him in gaining victory over his rivals.
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 NIKE : Greek goddess of victory, mythology ; pictures : NICÉ, VICTORIA
NIKE (or Nicé) was the winged goddess or spirit (daimon) of victory, both in battle and peaceful competition.
Nike was appointed his charioteer, and all four were appointed as sentinels standing beside the throne of the god.
Nike was depicted in ancient Greek vase painting with a variety of attributes including a wreath or sash to crown 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.
www.theoi.com /Daimon/Nike.html   (2413 words)

  
 Latin 1 - Mythology - Lesser Deities - Nike   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nike was inseparable from Zeus and Athena but was more a symbol than a mythological character.
Nike's image was struck on coins to commemorate victories, success in the national games, or on engraved stones.
She is also draped, and of a youthful appearance and seems to have been represented in the act of sacrificing an ox.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/mythology/1deities/gods/lesser/nike.htm   (145 words)

  
 About Nike Golf - Click Golf Retail Ltd
Nike shoes were first made as Tiger running shoes, when 1,300 pairs were sold for $8,000 in 1964.
In Greek mythology, NIKE was synonymous with battlefield victories and, as such, brings the nation’s top athletes to unprecedented victory, embodying the spirit of Swoosh in courage and conquest.
Nike introduced a complete line of golf equipment and apparel for women to golf and specialty shops in 2003 and these new products include the Slingshot irons, the T-40 fairway woods, and a 295cc driver designed especially for women.
www.clickgolf.co.uk /golf-tips/golf-manufacturers/about-nike-golf.html   (496 words)

  
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Nike and her siblings were all companions of Zeus.
Nike was often worshipped in conjunction with Athena, with whom she was particularly closely associated after the Greek victory over the Persians at the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC.
This temple has also provided a famous surviving depiction of the goddess, Nike unfastening her sandal ("Nike Slancio"), which was originally part of the temple parapret and is now on display in the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
www.greekshops.com /detail.aspx?ProdID=105_27   (365 words)

  
 TrekLens | Hermes and Nike Photo
Nike and her siblings were all attendants of Zeus.
Nike was often worshipped in conjunction with Athena, with whom she was particularly closely associated after the Greek victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.
Hermes in Greek mythology, is the Olympian god of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures and invention and commerce in general, and of the cunning of thieves and liars.
www.treklens.com /gallery/Europe/Greece/photo240625.htm   (660 words)

  
 My favorite Greek Goddess Nike! *s*
The Greek goddess Nike was the personification of victory in mythology.
Nike is therefore, according to Hesiod, the sister of three powerful siblings - Zelos (Rivalry), Kratos (Strength), and Bia (Force).
This did not mean that Nike's powers were confined to the military sphere: quite the contrary, in fact, for she symbolized victory in many areas of ancient Greek life, including athletics (perhaps this is why the legendary shoe manufacturer borrowed the name of this goddess) and other contests.
ancientworlds.net /334417   (294 words)

  
 Athletes covered from head to toe in free Nike gear - Supplement
In Greek mythology, Nike is the goddess of victory.
"Nike's been a part of not just football, but every sport in collegiate athletics, so it's great to be a part of Nike and to be sponsored (by it)," USC defensive end Shaun Cody said.
Nike will, however, be changing the design of this upcoming year's shoes, she said.
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 Nike Goddess – Web Listings
Goddess Nike and her impact on Greek art and culture, a discussion by Frederick John Kluth of Kent, Ohio.
Nike, Goddess of Victory, Agnosticism / Atheism, Nike was the personification of victory for the ancient Greeks.
Nike is an old goddess, born before the OLYMPIANS and is a symbol for the Olympic games.
www.business.com /directory/retail_and_consumer_services/apparel_and_accessories/shoes/athletic/nike,_inc/nike_goddess/weblistings.asp   (474 words)

  
 Kids Nike Basketball Shoes, Nike Youth Footwear - 15% off Discount Boys & Girls Nike Basketball Shoes at Eastbay
Nike is the goddess associated with triumph and victory, being able to fly and run at incredible speeds.
When dribbling on the court, going for that 3-point shot, shooting a free-throw, or pulling a sly one on your competitors with a blind pass, it's crucial to have comfortable footwear that allows for optimal performance during a game of basketball.
Nike Shox basketball shoes VC V for Big Kids were originally designed for Vince Carter, but were scaled down to fit children's feet.
www.fabuloussavings.com /online/us/eastbaybasketball/1/nikekids   (365 words)

  
 Talaria Enterprises Greek and Roman female sculpture,Aphrodite / Venus Genetrix, Danaid, Aphrodite (Venus) of Rhodes ...
In Greek and Roman mythology, Nike was known to reward victorious warriors and olympians with a laurel wreath or by signing their shields.
The Nike of Samothrace was found on the island of Samothrace, in the Aegean Sea, Greece, in 1863 by a French expedition.
According to Greek mythology, the Danaides were the fifty daughters of King Danaos of Argos, who was in conflict with his brother Aegyptos, father of fifty sons.
talariaenterprises.com /product_lists/greek_marble_fbust.html   (1441 words)

  
 Logo Design History - Famous Logos N
Nike was founded by Phil Knight in the 60s, but at that time he called it “Blue Ribbon Sports”.
The name Nike and its trademark swoosh design were brought about later, in 1971.
Thus, the Nike name provided the company with a strong association and image, especially appropriate for a sports gear company, which positions itself in the market as a leader of sport footwear and uses the greatest athletes and the record of their achievements in its advertising.
www.logoorange.com /logodesign-N.php   (372 words)

  
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The goddess Nike came to be an everlasting symbol of victory and dominance on the battlefields of ancient Greece.
Twenty-five years ago, Nike outlined four objectives for the future: first, to provide an environment which develops people to maximize their contribution to Nike; second, to identify focused consumer segment opportunities; third, to provide quality and innovative services and products internally and externally; and lastly to establish and nurture relevant emotional ties with consumer segments.
As depicted in The Nike of Samothorace and Nike Adjusting Her Sandal, honor and achievement were of highest importance to the Ancient Greeks.
orpheus.ucsd.edu /va11/nike.html   (929 words)

  
 Nike   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The reason that I like Nike shoes is because they are comfortable and they look good and are very popular.
Mythology Nike sat at the side of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympian pantheon of Mount Olympus.
The Nike swoosh is a symbol of the goddess,but the swoosh was created by Caroline Davidson in 1971.
shs.starkville.k12.ms.us /~jm3/Nike.html   (108 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Greek &. Roman Mythology (N-Z)
In Greek mythology Pallas was one of the Titans.
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was an evil King of Corinth.
In Greek and Roman mythology, the Styx was the principal river in the underworld.
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/D1B.HTM   (3810 words)

  
 Nike- what you don't know
Nike is also seen carrying a wreath, palm branch, or a caduceus of Hermes.
Nike was later recognized as a medium of achievement between men and gods in battle and in other human endeavors.
I realized that mythology was not just some harmless Greek religion that I had studied in school, but ancient pagan systems of religion that we still see today¬Ö even evidenced on shoes.
www.yrm.org /nike.htm   (1515 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Nike (Ancient Religion) - Encyclopedia
Nike[nI´kE] Pronunciation Key, in Greek religion and mythology, goddess of victory, daughter of Pallas and Styx.
She was a popular subject in art, usually represented as winged and bearing a wreath or palm branch.
The Victory (or Nike) of Samothrace (Louvre) is one of the finest extant Greek sculptures.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/Nike.html   (152 words)

  
 Nike History and Timeline
NIKE, pronounced NI-KEY, is the winged goddess of victory according to Greek mythology.
The NIKE 'swoosh' embodies the spirit of the winged goddess who inspired the most courageous and chivalrous warriors at the dawn of civilization.
Katz (1994) describes the success via Nike's placement within the matrix of the fitness revolution: 'the idea of exercise and game-playing ceased to be something the average American did for fun,' instead Americans turned to working out as a cultural signifier of status.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CLASS/am483_97/projects/hincker/nikhist.html   (933 words)

  
 Nike - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Nike, in Greek mythology, goddess of victory, daughter of the Titan Pallas and the river Styx.
Next to be built was the Temple of Athena Nike (Bringer of Victory), on which Callicrates worked between 427 bc and 423 bc.
- Greek goddess of victory: in Greek mythology, the winged goddess of victory
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 Nike, Inc. - Just two guys who like to run, Blue ribbon sports is born
Nike was founded by two men who were rather obsessed with sports, Bill Bowerman (1911-1999) and Philip Knight (1938-).
Nike was the goddess of victory, an athletic beauty whose winged shoes and love of speed would be a perfect symbol for the young company.
Nike was on top not only in the shoe business; it had become one of the world's most successful companies.
www.referenceforbusiness.com /businesses/M-Z/Nike-Inc.html   (2614 words)

  
 Nike, Goddess of Victory
Nike gradually came to be recognized as a sort of mediator of success between gods and men not only in war but all sorts of human undertakings.
Nike is commonly shown with wings but the wings are shown to emphasize her ability to fly.
In addition Nike was depicted in ancient Greek vase painting with a variety of attributes including a wreath or sash to crown 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.
www.fjkluth.com /nike.html   (7047 words)

  
 Talaria Enterprises Greek and Roman female sculpture,Aphrodite / Venus Genetrix, Danaid, Aphrodite (Venus) of Rhodes ...
This statue of Nike shows her at the helm of her chariot, holding a laurel wreath, and guiding her horses in full stride with silver bridle chains.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Nike was known to reward victorious warriors and olympians with a laurel wreath or by signing their shields.
According to Greek mythology, the Danaides were the fifty daughters of King Danaos of Argos, who was in conflict with his brother Aegyptos, father of fifty sons.
www.talariaenterprises.com /product_lists/greek_marble_fbust.html   (1367 words)

  
 The High Net Worth Newletter: Mythology Goes Mainstream
In Greek mythology, the Sirens are creatures with the head of a female and the body of a bird.
Nike- Nike is the largest sports and fitness company in the world.
The swoosh is a representation of the wings worn by the goddess Nike.
www.imakenews.com /vcrpg1/e_article000393673.cfm?x=b11,0,w   (1157 words)

  
 Greek Mythology - Related Items - MSN Encarta
Greek Mythology - Related Items - MSN Encarta
, in Greek mythology, goddess of victory, daughter of the Titan Pallas and the river Styx.
Nike fought with the god Zeus in his battle against the...
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