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Nike is the Greek goddess of Victory and is described as the daughter of the Titans Pallas and Styx as well as the sister of Kratos (Power), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal). She assumes the role of the divine Charioteer, a role in which she is often portrayed in Classical Greek art. Her Roman counterpart is Victoria, which is Latin for "victory".

History

Alongside her mother and siblings, Nike joined Zeus in his war against the Titans. As a reward for their support, Nike and her siblings were made the foremost of Zeus' servants. In addition, Nike was a constant companion of both Ares and Athena, accompanying them both into battle. She is often seen with Athena, as she often cannot contemplate defeat.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Demigod Files

Nike is one of the names found in the Olympian Crossword.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Mark of Athena

A six foot statue of Nike is seen in the right hand of the Athena Parthenos.

The House of Hades

The six foot statue of Nike is seen again on the Athena Parthenos.

The Blood of Olympus

She forces the demigods into the arena to fight to the death using her Nikai, her minions. The demigods manage to subdue her.  After the rift was healed between the Greeks and Romans, Nike and the gods showed up at Athens and helped the Seven defeat the giants. 

Appearance

Nike is a tall and beautiful goddess, wearing a glittering sleeveless dress, with her dark hair in piled-up braids circled with a gilded laurel wreath. Her expression is usually wide-eyed and a little crazy, "like she’d just had twenty espressos and ridden a roller coaster", according to Leo. She wields a gold-tipped spear, and has wings of polished gold, which glitter so brightly, that Leo claims that had they been solar panels, Nike "would have produced enough energy to power Miami." She usually rides a golden chariot pulled by two white horses.

Abilities

Nike has not yet shown any abilities in the series, however her domain suggests she has some level of influence over victory and competition. She has the ability to be able to foresee victories

Trivia

  • Nike is sometimes referred to as the "Winged Goddess of Victory". This probably is due to Nike being the goddess of victory and Victoria, her Roman counterpart's common winged statues.
  • Nike is also the name of a brand of sporting clothes, possibly because she is the goddess of victory.

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