Nike was a fit young woman with a blade and large wings. She was believed to be able to form into a bird. Nike was a fast runner, a swift flyer, and an able charioteer. Though she was victorious, she was often inconsistent.
- Parents: Daughter of Styx and Pallas (some people believe Ares, God of war, is her actual father)
- Siblings: Three brothers- Zelos (Rivalry), Cratos (strength), and Bia (force). The four siblings were companions of Zues.
- Spouse: None
- Children: None
Friendship With Athena
Athena was Nikes best friend. Nike closely identified with this Goddess. At times she was a little more than an attribute of the Goddess Athena.
Basic Story of Nike
For a Goddess of such fame, there isn't a lot of mythology about Nike. Most tails of Nike are mixed with tails of Athena, the Goddess of war and strategy. Nike and Athena were said to be some of the few Gods to stand by the side of Zeus, king of Gods, in a war for the control of Olympus. Her and her siblings were the first to join Zeus in the battle. Nike herself was given a golden chariot to lead Zeus's troops into battle. Although Nike is an important figure in Greek mythology, there are not many stories based on her. This story is one of the few independent stories that she has.