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Nike

(pronounced NIGH-key)
Goddess of Victory
Pantheon
Olympian
Quick Descriptions:
Nike is a tall, winged woman, wearing a white belted tunic and sandals. She has a wreath of ivy in her long flowing, blonde hair.
The small columned temple is built around a large statue of a female with long flowing hair and a large pair of angelic wings. She is looking up and reaching toward some invisible goal. At the base of the statue is a plaque commemorating some long ago battle. Garlands and flowers are scattered around the dais, and torches line the walls.
The priestess of Nike is wearing a white tunic and a red sash with yellow trim. Her light-brown hair is braided down the back, and she has a look of surety on her face. At her waist is a scabbard and a short sword.
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Nike
Nike is the personification of the spirit of victory. As such, she is a somewhat shallow being who thinks only of conflict and ultimate triumph. If a problem or situation cant be described in terms of conflict, with definite conditions for declaring victory, Nike considers it beneath her notice. She is not a very popular deity except among victorious people. Nike gradually came to be recognized as a sort of mediator of success between gods and men. Nike's Roman name was appropriately Victoria.

Worshipers, Clergy & Temples

Nike has very few clerics, though various fanatical cabals and factions often include clerics of Nike. Such clerics are convinced that their particular faction or philosophy is destined for ultimate victory.

Temples

Nike's shrines and temples are built to commemorate great victories and thus can be found nearly anywhere. Winning armies often build shrines on battlefields to thank Nike for their victory. Likewise, many generals and noble families build shrines to Nike to commemorate their victories.

Dogma

To Nike, victory is the only thing that matters. However, as a lawful deity, she does not approve of deceit or subterfuge. Victory comes to the deserving: the brave, the noble, and the forthright. A victory ignobly won is no victory at all.

Appearance, Manifestations

Nike appears as a tall, winged woman, though she can take other forms. She also appears carrying a palm branch, wreath, or Hermes staff as the messenger of victory.

Nike has been portrayed erecting a statue, or, frequently, hovering with outspread wings over the victor in a competition; for her functions referred to success not only in war but in all other undertakings.

Relationships & History

Nike is the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water) and the sister of Cratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal).
The Symbol of Nike - Winged woman
Symbol: Winged woman
God Alignment: LN
Worshipers Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Domain:
Law, Nobility, War
Portfolio:
Victory
Worshipers:
Fighters, athletes, monks
Plane: Olympus
Weapon: Light mace