►Greek Mythology: “Nemesis, the Goddess of Revenge”:
Nemesis (In Greek νέμειν némein, meaning “to give what is due” was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to Hubris (arrogance before the gods).
She was also known as Rhamnusia. Another name for her was Adrasteia, meaning “the inescapable.”
Nemesis directed human affairs in such a way as to maintain equilibrium.
Her name means she who distributes or deals out.
She was related to the ideas of righteous anger, due enactment, or devine vengence.
The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess: the goddess of revenge and righteous indignation.
Happiness and unhappiness were measured out by her, care being taken that happiness was not too frequent or too excessive.
Nemesis has been described as the daughter of Zeus.
In the classic Greek tragedies, Nemesis appears chiefly as the avenger of crime and the punisher of hubris and as such is akin to Ate, the Greek goddess of mischief, delusion, ruin, and folly and the Erinyes.
From the fourth century onward, Nemesis, as the just balancer of Fortune´s chance, could be associated with Tyche.
Tyche (meaning “luck”; roman equivalent: Fortuna) was the presiding deity that governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. She was the daughter of Aphrodite and Zeus or Hermes.
The Romans sometimes named Nemesis Invidia and described her as a goddess not only of the jealous indignation aroused by hubristic boasts but also as the goddess of jealousy in general.
A festival called Nemeseia was held at Athens. Nemesis was also worshipped in Patrai, Anatolia, Rhamnos and Smyrna.
Nemesis was usually depicted as a winged goddess.
Her attributes were apple-branch, rein, lash, sword, scales, rudder, and wheel.
►“Nemesis” (“The Great Fortune”). Engraving by Albrecht Dürer (1502):
►Last but not Least: Excellence Blog Award:
I want to thank Gi from Tagirrelatos for nominating me for an Excellence Award.
Make sure to check out her blog in order to read great, creative posts in Spanish… Anyhow, you can always use the translator 😉
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1) The nominee shall display the respective logo on her/his blog and link to the blogger that has nominated her/him.
2) The nominee shall nominate ten (10) bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about the nomination.
Note: I will nominate -in no particular order- new followers and/or great bloggers I have recently met or that I haven’t nominated yet.
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