#AceHistoryNews – Really nice Greek Mythology post.
►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.
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