Winged Goddess Nike Relief in Ephesus

The relief of the Winged Goddess Nike in Ephesus Ancient City is considered to be a decorative element on the upper part of the Heracles Gate. The relief of Nike, the goddess of victory, is dated to the 2nd century AD. The name of the goddess Nike in Roman mythology is Victoria. The word “Victory” in English is also derived from the Goddess Victoria.

Winged Goddess Nike Relief in Ephesus
Winged Nike Relief in Ephesus

One of the most famous shoe brands, Nike’s name and slogan (Victory) comes from the Goddess Nike. This is one of the reasons why relief attracts a great deal of attention. So many visitors are waiting in line to be photographed with the Goddess Nike relief in Ephesus. Flying Nike holds a laurel wreath in his left hand to the crown and honor the victor in a battle or athletic competition, and a palm branch in his right hand for peace. The laurel wreath, which is also used in today’s Olympic games, refers to Nike, the Goddess of Victory.

Nike and the chariot of Zeus
Nike and the chariot of Zeus, Athenian red-figure amphora C4th B.C., Musée du Louvre

Who is Goddess Nike in Greek Mythology ?

Nike who is the daughter of Pallas and Styx is the goddess of victory in Greek mythology (Victoria in Roman Mythology). Nike’s mother Styx is very angry with her father Zeus. In revenge, she swears that she will never allow any of her children to marry the children of Zeus. Of course, this makes Zeus crazy and he swears to take revenge on his own mother by never allowing his daughter to marry any man.

Nike is one of the most famous goddesses in Greek mythology because she was the one who brought victory to people in battle as well as helped athletes win their games.

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