Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


Greek Justice Goddess

Also known as Rhamnousia, Rhamnusia

Goddess of Retribution and Vengeance

She knows where you live. Don’t try to get too clever, too lucky or too rich. Nemesis particularly hates arrogance and offences against the natural order of things. Jaywalking may carry divine penalties — and don’t even think of running a red light.

Her parentage is obscure. Daughter of Zeus? Oceanus? Erebus? There’s also a possible twist involving Leda and a clutch of eggs. No-one is certain and we’d rather not risk getting it wrong. We’ve seen what happens to unwary mythologists who cross her.

Nemesis is depicted as a stern-looking woman holding a whip, or sometimes a pair of scales. In the Hellenistic period she was occasionally shown holding a steering wheel — which just proves what we were saying about the red lights.

Nemesis Facts and Figures

Name: Nemesis
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Rhamnousia, Rhamnusia

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Justice
Area of expertise: Justice

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 6975

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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