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Temple Nikis / Victory

Temple Nikis / Victory

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Handmade in Sterling silver 925 in the workshop in Athens.

This bead represents the Temple of Athena Nike which is a temple on the Acropolis of Athens, built between 427 and 424 BC. Nike means victory in Greek, and Athena was worshipped in this form, as the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts and skills. Athena Nike is not to be confused with the goddess Nike of Samothrace. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena and is thought to have stood in Athena’s outstretched hand in the statue of Athena located in her temple on the Acropolis. Athena is also patroness of the city of Athens.