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Post  AgathonZante on Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:53 pm

Is Nike the Goddess or Spirit of Victory?
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Re: NIKE- Goddess or Spirit?

Post  Thrasyvoulos on Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:33 pm

AgathonZante wrote:Is Nike the Goddess or Spirit of Victory?

Mostly a personification of a concept, which is why both Zeus and Athena hold an image of Nike sometimes.

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Re: NIKE- Goddess or Spirit?

Post  Erodius on Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:42 pm

AgathonZante wrote:Is Nike the Goddess or Spirit of Victory?

Not really much of a difference in the Greek language.

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"O Best of Gods, blest daimon crown'd with fire . . . hear, and from punishment my soul absolve, the punishment incurr'd by pristine guilt, thro' Lethe's darkness and terrene desire: and if for long-extended years I'm doom'd in these drear realms Heav'n's exile to remain, O grant me soon the necessary means to gain that good which solitude confers on souls emerging from the bitter waves of fraudful Hyle's black, impetuous flood!"
-Iulianic Hymn to Apollon-Helios, ll. 65-106

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