Nike Nike Nike: The Goddess Of Nike

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Whenever I say nike, most people would think of the shoe nike. But did you know that Nike was A Goddess? Yes nike is a goddess!!!! She is the goddess of speed strength, and victory. Many Greeks prayed to nike for strength and victory. They also prayed for them not to die and for super human powers. Today there are so many things like the shoe brand that you didn't know had something to do with nike the goddess of victory. Did you know that Zeus, basically the king of the gods said that he would protect nike forever and keep her close to him. Did you know that nike I was also a messenger? Nike was sometimes a messenger for the gods. I picked Nike because thought that she was an interesting goddess and because I didn't know she was a god till…show more content…
Today, the imagery of the goddess Nike, and her name live on. Today one of the most popular shoe brands have the name nike. Nike (shoe company) has been manufacturing sports equipment since 1978. The name was chosen because nike is the goddess of speed and victory. The Nike sports brand logo has an indirect connection with the goddess Nike. Stories about the goddess said that she would "swoop" in suddenly. The swoosh logo reflects the swoop, but the "swoosh" was not an ancient symbol of Nike. Every Olympic medal since 1928 has Nike giving a wreath and has a shield were the winners name is written. On all of the rolls-Royce cars, there is a hood ornament with nike on it. Honda uses her for some of their logo. The American aircraft missile system also has a nike symbol on their missiles. Today a lot of famous people such as Michael jordan get a lot of money from nike shoes. Michael Jordan gets 30 cents a pair. The first FIFA trophy, celebrating the winner of the soccer championship held every four years, featured a figure of Nike holding a vessel. It was called "Victory". Nike is one of the most commonly portrayed figures on ancient coins. “Many statues of Nike are still visible, including those on top of the Brandenburg Gate and the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.” The goddess appears on the emblem of the University of Melbourne. The Titanic Engineers' Memorial depicts Nike…show more content…
In this essay you have learned that nike is the goddess of speed, strength and victory. She was the daughter of Pallas and Styx. She was also a messenger for the gods. During the Titanomachy conflict, she was the chief charioteer. She honored individuals who won competitions in athletics, theatre or music and also cities and states that won battles or wars. She had wings, and a palm branch in her right hand. Nike is portrayed of building a trophy, or hovering with outspread wings over the victor in a competition. Zeus also protects her from her enemies. Today she is pictured in a shoe brand, missile system, on the olympic medals, trophies, on hood ornaments, and University logos. She also carries a wreath that reminds us that she is the goddess of victory and is ready to put the wreath on someone's neck if they win. She was represented in statues and paintings as a woman with wings, dressed in billowing robes, with a wreath and/or a palm branch in her outstretched hand. Nike would fly around battlefields, rewarding the victors with glory and fame, symbolized by a wreath of laurel leaves. Overall I think that Nike is a pretty cool god. I recommend reading on him and the other
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