Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Statue of Godess Nike Unearthed in FYROM

Another archaelogical artifact found in Upper Macedonia (South FYROM). Is a statue of the Greek Godess Nike.

As Vasko Gligorijević inform us the statue was unearthed by archaeologists working at the Styberra locality, near the remains of a gymnasium. In Greek mythology, Nike (Greek Νίκη pronounced , meaning Victory), was a goddess who personified triumph throughout the ages of the ancient Greek culture. From the data at our disposal at present, we know that the Macedonians worshipped the twelve Olympian gods, both collectively and individually, and also Pluto, Persephone, Dionysos, Pan, Hestia, Heracles, Asklepios, Okeanos, Amphitrite, the Nereids, Thetys, Orpheus, the Diocouroi, Amphilochos, the Nymphs, the Graces, the Fates, Hygieia, Lethe, Nemesis and Eros. They also gave them the familiar Greek epithets, such as Agoraios, Basileus, Olympios, Hypsistos of Zeus, Basileia of Hera, Soter of Apollo, Hagemona and Soteira of Artemis, Boulaia of Hestia, etc.

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