Astrape, goddess of lightning | Greek vase, Apulian red figure loutrophoros Detail of figure Astrape (Lightning Bolt). Astrape stands beside the throne of Zeus, bearing his thunderbolt in her hand. She is depicted as Astraia (constellation Virgo), the goddess of justice, with the usual attributes of a star-god: wings, flaming torch and shining aureole. Astraia Constellations, Greek Stars Goddesses, Constellations Virgo, Virgin Goddesses, Stars Goddesses Astrap, Greek Goddesses, Goddesses Votive, Greek Mythology, Astraea Astrap Greek
Lesser goddess Demeter. Goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest. Daughter of Cronus and Rhea. At one point Poseidon desired Demeter. To put him off she asked him to make the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen. So to impress her Poseidon created the first horse. In some accounts his first attempts were unsucessful and created a varity of other animals in his quest. By the time the horse was created his passion for Demeter had cooled.
Late archaic pottery with painted images of Hera being attended by another winged Greek goddess, Iris. This vase is an attic red figure with a lekythos shape, c. 480 BC. by a Brygos painter. Initially Greeks artists painted black figures on pottery, but after a few decades they replaced it with red figures thus updating their design and technique.
NIKE (or Nicé) was the winged goddess or spirit (daimon) of victory, both in battle and peaceful competition. When Zeus was gathering allies at the start of the Titan War, Styx brought her four children, Nike (Victory), Zelos (Rivalry), Kratos (Strength) and Bia (Force) into the service of the god. Nike was appointed his charioteer, and all four were appointed as sentinels standing beside the throne of the god. Beyond this Nike never acquired any distinctive mythology of her own.
"Nyx ~ Goddess of the Night" Painting by Emily Balivet. One of the first and most powerful beings in the universe, Nyx is the daughter of Chaos and sister and consort to Erubus (the God of Darkness). Homer calls her the subduer of gods and men, and relates that even Zeus stood in awe of her.