In Greek mythology, Nike was a goddess who personified victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria. Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water) and the sister of Cratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal). Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. According to classical (later) myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titan War against the older deities. Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike flew around battlefields rewarding the victors with glory and fame.
In the God of War Series
Though Nike herself is absent in the games; statues, paintings, and carvings of her can be sighted.
- Though she makes no appearance in the games it is possible that she has graced Kratos' victories in battles on all the games and comic books. Including Kratos' victory over Zeus and Olympus. Ironically in mythology she was the sister of Cratos (Strength).