Why was the Athena Nike temple built?
Simply so, when was the Athena Nike temple built?
Beside above, who built the Temple of Athena Nike? Callicrates
Likewise, people ask, why did the ancient Greeks build a temple for Athena?
The privilege of entering the temple was reserved for the priestesses, who held a respected position in Greek society. As the name suggests, the temple housed the statue of Athena Nike, a symbol of victory. It probably had a connection to the victory of the Greeks against the Persians around half a century earlier.
Is Athena and Athena Nike the same?
Nike probably did not originally have a separate cult at Athens. As an attribute of both Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and the chief god, Zeus, Nike was represented in art as a small figure carried in the hand by those divinities. Athena Nike was always wingless; Nike alone was winged.