Arke is the sister of the goddess Iris, messenger for the Greek pantheon. She was said to have iridescent wings whereas Iris had golden ones.
The point at which the Olympian Gods took control of the world from the Titans (Chronus / Rhea etc) is called the Titanomachy (Ancient Greek: 'titan' + makhe 'battle'). Iris served at the messenger of the gods, but her sister switched camps and went to serve as a messenger for the Titans.
At the end of the war, Zeus caught Arke and ripped off her wings, eventually giving them to Thetis as a wedding gift, who in turn gave them to her son Achilles. This is where he gets the epithet 'podarkes' (fleet-footed).
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