Nike

Nike

Nike (victory) is a winged goddess who according to Greek mythology represents and announces Victory. It is known that Olympic athletes strived to achieve Victory and get the valuable prize, the “Cotinos”, an olive crown. Also, in the Panathinian Games, held to honor goddess Athina, the athletes competed for Victory, the “Cotinos” and the large quantities of olive oil which was offered to the winners in amphoras (containers). The acquisition of the “olive crown” was considered the highest honor, higher than that of gold since the olive branches always represented peace and virtue.

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