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Goddess Nike

In Greek mythology, Nike was a goddess who personified triumph throughout the ages of the ancient Greek culture. She is known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. She was described as the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water), and the sister of Cratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and of Zelus (Rivalry). Nike and her siblings all became described as attendants of Zeus when he became the top gun of all gods.In ancient times the Greeks worshipped 'Nike' Goddess Nikeas the Goddess of Victory in sports. However, in later on she also came to be known as a symbol of victory in warfare. The marble statue of Goddess 'Nike' was first discovered outside the Temple of Zeus. This nine-meter winged sculpture was first depicted on the world's earliest sports stamps issued by Greece in connection with first modern Olympic Games held in 1896. The 1948 London Olympic stamp of Great Britain featured the Goddess of Victory in sports.

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