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n. Greek Mythology
The goddess of victory.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the winged goddess of victory. Roman counterpart: Victoria
[from Greek: victory]
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(ˈnaɪ ki)

the ancient Greek goddess of victory.
[< Greek nikē victory, conquest]
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Noun1.Nike - (Greek mythology) winged goddess of victoryNike - (Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory; identified with Roman Victoria
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It's an area which also features the strikingly modern Civic Centre, the older St Thomas' Church, the Boer War Winged Victory statue, and the Northern reaches of the city's main shopping thoroughfares.
The model in the aforementioned image, dressed in a glorious white gown billowing like the wings of an angel or a dove, evokes the famous Hellenistic sculpture Winged Victory of Samotbrace, which resides on a staircase in the Louvre in Paris.
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This bronze and granite masterpiece features a 45-foot obelisk topped by a figure of the 'winged victory' by sculptor Guillermo Tolentino.
In the section that houses Hellenistic art, you can't help but marvel at the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
Why It's Must See: Two of the museum's great ladies, 'Venus de Milo' and 'Winged Victory of Samothrace', are Hellenistic masterpieces.
As he traverses the great crowded halls of the Louvre, he suddenly finds himself alone in the exhibit halls being guided by an embodiment of the Winged Victory who claims to be a guardian of the museum's artwork.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace was carved 200 years before the birth of Christ to celebrate a great naval victory over an Egyptian fleet, probably at the Battle Of Cos, and has been described as "the greatest masterpiece" of ancient Greek sculpture.
Yeates' brilliant Winged Victory, based on his personal experiences as a wartime pilot, first published in 1934, and reissued by Grub Street in 2013.
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The sculptor himself explained of the image of winged Victory, supporting a fallen hero and crowned with a laurel wreath: "I believe in making such medals quite impersonal and free from morbid sentimentality such as might appear in the presentation of dead heroes.
Accordingly, the prize is modelled after the sculpture of the Winged Victory of Samothrace.