Nemesis (Retribution)

(Primordial Deity) goddess of Retribution

Νέμεσις (Némesis)1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures The goddess of retribution.


Alfred_Rethel_002In the ancient Greek religion, Nemesis (/ˈnɛməsɪs/; Greek: Νέμεσις), also called Rhamnousia/Rhamnusia (“the goddess of Rhamnous“) at her sanctuary at Rhamnous, north of Marathon, was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods). Another name was Adrasteia, meaning “the inescapable”.[1]

Divine retribution is a major theme in the Hellenic world view, providing the unifying theme of the tragedies of Sophocles and many other literary works.[4][5] Hesiod states: “Also deadly Nyx bore Nemesis an affliction to mortals subject to death” (Theogony, 223, though perhaps an interpolated line). Nemesis appears in a still more concrete form in a fragment of the epic Cypria.

She is implacable justice: that of Zeus in the Olympian scheme of things, although it is clear she existed prior to him, as her images look similar to several other goddesses, such as Cybele, Rhea, Demeter, and Artemis.[6]

As the “Goddess of Rhamnous”, Nemesis was honored and placated in an archaic sanctuary in the isolated district of Rhamnous, in northeastern Attica. There she was a daughter of Oceanus, the primeval river-ocean that encircles the world. Pausanias noted her iconic statue there. It included a crown of stags and little Nikes and was made by Pheidias after the Battle of Marathon (490 BC), crafted from a block of Parian marble brought by the overconfident Persians, who had intended to make a memorial stele after their expected victory.[7]

She is portrayed as a winged goddess wielding a whip or a dagger.

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Nemesis (Retribution)
Name Nemesis (Retribution)
Parents

Siblings

Name Birth Death
Keres (Death-Fates)asdasds   
Moirai (Fate)asdasds   
Oizys (Distress)asdasds   
Apate (Deceit)asdasds   
Eris (Strife)asdasds   
Thanatos (Death)asdasds   
Hypnos (Sleep)asdasds   
Hemera (Day)asdasds   
Aether (Heaven)asdasds   

Half-Siblings

Name Birth Death
Geras (Ageing)asdasds   
Philotes (Affection)asdasds   
Momus (Blame)asdasds   
Oneiroi (Dreams)asdasds   
Moros (Doom)asdasds   

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1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

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