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Nike pot

On this pot we can see the goddess of Victory and success known as Nike

She was also known as the ‘Winged Goddess of Victory’. As the goddess of victory Nike is strongly linked with sports and the Olympic Games, and has the power to determine the outcome of battles and sporting events. Nike appears as a goddess with a beautiful pair of swan wings and is often seen with various items and accessories. These range from items such as an olive branch crown, or a palm branch, to musical instruments such as a lyre which is the instrument she holds in the image on this pot. Most people associate the name Nike with the well known shoe brand. This is not by accident as the founder of the Nike Corporation chose the name because of its association with victory in sport.

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