Nike

Physical Appearance 

Height: 5’7

Weight: 122lbs Medium athletic build, muscular

Hair Color: Black/Brown with reddish highlights. Long mid-back in length. Sometimes in long braids.

Facial Hair: N/A

Eyes: Hazel to dark as night when angered. Whiteout when delivering a God message to the mortals. Ocean color extremely reflective; at other times, I am able to swim underwater because of these eyes

Distinguishing Features: Wings golden and or white. When I appear wingless, the wings are hidden by a tattoo on my back.

Family

Parents: Titan Pallas Father / Zeus foster father. Oleis aka River Styx Mother /Hera foster mother

Siblings: Kratos, Bia, Zelus, (Foster sister to all of Zeus’s and Lady Hera’s children)

Spouse: Virgin Goddess

Children: N/A

Professions

– Starbucks barista – Quitting soon
– Dark Sparks coffee barista consultant/ Investor
– Mermaid’s Tale Bar and Grill – Uncle Poseidon 
– Personal Security for Zeus
– Coming soon: Laurel Trophy – Owner- a rebranding of the Trophy and Award industry – Main office in OA, 16th floor. Stores around the world. I want people to covet desire to seek awards like high-end jewelry, created by the best for the best. “The mark of a True Champion”.

Residence

At the Olympus Administration Building

Personal Information

General Overview: I am, at the heart of my day, fun-loving and carefree, as what do I have to worry about? I’m sweet and empathetic, and kind to deity and mortal alike. I believe in the unity of the family and I love them with my whole heart.  I am also a fierce warrior in any fight and I value honor, valor, and bravery. I will never turn my back on a fight. My strength is my family and also my greatest weakness. I am a fierce protector. Mortals want to be around me because I’m a winner. I may be a bit naive when it comes to things of this new modern age of mortals, but I learn quickly. I have returned to you at my dad’s request to bring you new victories and to celebrate with you.

Deity Nicknames: N/A

Likes: Flying, running, working out, winning, champions, Olympics, my armor, my short blades, dancing, competition, family, sweets, candy, ICE CREAM is the best. Chocolate malted crunch yummy, glitter…lots and lots of glitter.

Dislikes: Hates to lose, the sulfur smell of the underworld.

Skills / Abilities

Immortality – Technically immortal. Immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means, and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections.

Babble-speak – Can communicate in all languages and dialects. 

Nike’s Number one ability – Victory; her biggest skill is the ability to bestow victory to any cause she deems worthy.

Attributes – Attentive, decisive, excellence, swiftness, bestowing, playful and charming Attentive, decisive, excellence, swiftness, bestowing, playful and charming.

Body Form– Nike appears as a beautiful woman to mortals. She keeps her wings hidden unless in times of crisis. When hidden, her wings appear as tattooed wings on her back.  Nike can bestow her excellent speed upon a mortal for a brief duration to help them achieve victory. Victory to the worthy and can take it away just as easily. #GoddessNikeBlessing

Shapeshifting/Transmogrification – Nike can change into people, mostly when she needs to give a message of victory or warning. That tap on your shoulder that stops you from crossing the street before a car goes whipping by…that’s her.

Magic of Merits – Each of the Pallas children were given a special spell for them to use in times of great need. Nike’s is a memory spell. The original “Look into this light” and poof, memory changed.

Teleportation – Nike can teleport just about anywhere. When she is flying and is in a particular hurry, her speed and teleportation will break the sound barrier. A POP or BOOM can be heard by mortals.

Speed And Strength– Nike’s running speed is immeasurable. She has the strength of fifty strong mortal men, but to look upon her, you wouldn’t know this. For Nike, as the Goddess of Victory, these two go hand in hand

Air, Land, Sea – Nike’s wings allow her to soar through the sky. She can walk and climb and run on dry land the same as any mortal (she’s just immensely faster). Nike is the granddaughter of Oceanus, the Ocean Titan, and she can swim and breathe the water the same as air.

Possessions

Normal Daily Wear: On most days I can be seen wearing jeans and a t-shirt with various logos or sayings on them or sweatshirts and on other days workout attire is so comfy too. I love coats and jackets, especially my puffy gold one. With a pair of winged sandals or Nike running shoes.

Magical Artifacts/Weapons

Golden key – This allows her to drive any vehicle.

Weapons – Twin short blades and the long golden hilted blade – to mortals they appear as trinkets on her keychain. 

Golden Feather – A golden feather taken from Nike’s wing will grant you a victory. For most mortals, they will be heavy for they are pure gold, for others they will be light as a true feather to be carried onto victory, depending on what the recipient needed.

Cars –  Midnight blue Maserati Ghibli SQ4, Oceanus is his name. Nike may drive anything in the Olympus fleet.

Historical Synopsis

Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus, the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. According to classical (later) myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titanomachy against the older deities. Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike flew around battlefields rewarding the victors with glory and fame, symbolized by a wreath of laurel leaves (bay leaves).

 Hesiod, Theogony 383 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) :

“And Styx the daughter of Okeanos (Oceanus) was joined to Pallas and bare Zelos (Emulation) and trim-ankled Nike (Victory) in the house. Also, she brought forth Kratos (Cratus, Strength) and Bia (Force), wonderful children. These have no house apart from Zeus, nor any dwelling nor path except that wherein God leads them, but they dwell always with Zeus the loud-thunderer. For so did Styx the deathless daughter of Okeanos plan on that day when the Olympian Lightener called all the deathless gods to great Olympos (Olympus) and said that whosoever of the gods would fight with him against the Titanes (Titans), he would not cast him out from his rights, but each should have the office which he had before amongst the deathless gods. And he declared that he who was without office and rights as is just. So deathless Styx came first to Olympos with her children through the wit of her dear father. And Zeus honored her, and gave her very great gifts, for her, he appointed to be the great oath of the gods, and her children to live with him always. And as he promised, so he performed fully unto them all.”

Sources: https://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Nike.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nike_(mythology)

Introduction written by Nikki Crump-Hansted

Prayer to NIKE

O’ powerful Nike, by men desired,

with adverse breasts to dreadful fury fired,

Thee I invoke, whose might alone can quell

contending rage and molestation fell.

‘Tis thine in battle to confer the crown,

the victor’s prize, the mark of sweet renown;

For thou rulest all things, Nike divine!

And glorious strife, and joyful shouts are thine.

Come, mighty Goddess, and thy suppliant bless,

with sparkling eyes, elated with success;

May deeds illustrious thy protection claim,

and find, led on by thee, immortal fame!

The Orphic Hymn XXXlll

Hey mortals, what’s up?  I’m the Goddess Nike. You know me, right? Well, on Mount Olympus, they call me the Little One, cause I’m one of the youngest of the Goddesses, but after a few millennia, I’ve learned a lot from the “Old Ones”.  In a whispering voice, “Please don’t tell them I said that. My name is recognizable, right? I mean, but you know I’m so much more than just an athletic shoe and much more than a hood ornament on a luxury car or a statue you’ve seen in Athens.”

“You see, I’m the ‘ROAR’ of the crowd at a sporting event. I think my favorite is the one you call football. Why are there two sports with the same name? (I Googled it) There’s soccer: the rush when the Latin announcer shouts ‘GOOOOAL!! GOOOOAL!!’ Or the American one when the announcer shouts ‘Touchdown!!! And…the crowd…goes…wild…AAHHHHHHHH,’ at the end of the Super Bowl. Amazing, right? Well, that’s me. THE WINGED GODDESS OF VICTORY!!! I’m the ‘WHOO WAAAH’ of your military.  Oooo…Oooo…Oooo…wait…wait…and my all-time favorite is in French, ‘VICTOIRE! VICTORIE! VICTORIE!’ Little did they know they were chanting my name. Teehee, I get all giggly when I hear it.

Okay, okay, so why am I telling you all of this? Well, Zeus said: he wants us Gods and Goddesses to walk among you in “visible” form, hence my image above, and that we need to get a job. I’ve always protected my dad and delivered his messages of great importance.  I used to proclaim champions. I used to proclaim war victors too, but here in this new era of WAR, all I can do is shake my head and shrug IDK (love these shortcuts). 

Hey, can I tell you a secret? I’m the one that they send in with the “HUSH MONEY” to keep “paternity” issues from my Lady Hera. Believe me, that is very difficult.

So now what do I do? What “Victories” need to be acknowledged? Things are different now. I miss my athletic champions. I am looking forward to the Olympics, that is for sure. The games I created in honor of my father, Zeus.

My friends suggested that I go to work at Starbucks because they are always hiring and I have an addiction to hot drinks. 

There was a knock at my door I looked up…Kratos, my older brother, is standing in my doorway “What?” I asked as I stopped typing.

“Little one, come now.” He tried to rush me. “You’ll be late,” he said to me. “Hurry and finish that.” He was standing there, holding my coat, awaiting me to come with him.

I turned back to my laptop my other brother Hephestus gave me. “Okay, you guys, I gotta go. Let me know what you think about my job choice. I don’t know why I can’t just work at the office (trust fund kid and all). I mean, I’ve been Dad’s driver and his personal bodyguard for like ever. So, I don’t know why I need a job with the mortals. I am the daughter of Zeus, well foster daughter. I better go, wish me luck today…heading to boil some coffee beans and water.

Thanks for checking out my page. Chat soon!

Your friend Nike the Winged Goddess

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