Nike was the winged goddess and personified spirit (daemon) of victory; both in war and in peaceful competition.
When Zeus was gathering allies at the start of the Titanomachy, Styx brought her four children Nike (Victory), Zelus (Rivalry), Cratus (Strength) and Bia (Force) into the god’s service. Nike was appointed his charioteer and together the four became sentinels of Zeus‘ throne.
Nike was closely identified with the goddess Athena and at times was little more than an attribute of the goddess. Nike was sometimes multiplied into a host of Nicae (Victories).