Nike, Winner of the Pythian Games by HELUA

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Running female athlete with winged feet and bent knee to convey movement.
These sculptures are usually associated with Nike, the goddess of Victory.
The sculpture is in Delphi Museum and was found during the excavations
of the temple dedicated to the Oracle of Apollo and the Pythian Games´ winners

The Pythian Games originated sometime in the early Archaic era, and, unlike the Olympic Games, also featured competitions for music and poetry. The music and poetry competitions pre-dated the athletic portion of the games, and were said to have been started by Apollo after he killed Python and set up the oracle at Delphi. Otherwise, the athletic events were the same as the Olympic Games. A four-horse chariot race was held in a hippodrome in the plain, not far from the sea, in the place where the original stadium was sited. (ref: Pindar)


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I am a nature lover and an amateur photographer.
Nature is my main inspiration.Snow and ice, birds and water keep attracting my eye. So do trees amd flowers.
I am also interested in myth and history, especially the history of women, the `herstory´. I love to travel and to visit archeological sites and beautiful landscapes.
I use a compact camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

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