I thought would do another Goddess of the Ancient Greeks of
in the heavens of
many more that I can still do. I was just surfing the web and Nemesis caught
my eye. I hope that this goddess will be as interesting as Many of the Goddesses
that I have done before. Although this goddess Nemesis is a bit more I would say
feminist for one in the ancient Gods and Goddesses of the Olympians. In someways
I think she was a bit before her time.
Nemesis was the Goddess of indignation against and retribution for, evil deeds
and undeserved good fortune. She was a personification of the resentment of any
Maintaining balance in the
inordinate good fortune. Nemesis directed all human affairs in such away as to maintain equilibrium in the world/ In a word she brought balance in the human world you could say. Her name meant, 'She who distributes or deals out, happiness and unhappiness were measured out by her, caring being taken that happiness was not too frequent or too excessive.' If any of these things happened, it was Nemesis the Goddess that could bring about losses and
suffering, because of those things. As one who checked extravagant favours Goddess Fortune, then Nemesis was regarded as an avenging or punishing divinity or Goddess. In the Myth of Nemesis particularly in matters of love, the Goddess appears as an avenging agent in the ancient tales whose callous actions brought about death and sadness. In some versions of the Trojan War, she was the mother of Helene and is shown in scenes of her seduction by Paris, pointing an accusing finger at the girl.
I also found when looking for images for the Goddess that she was depicted as a winged Goddess quite
often. She will generally be holding a apple-branch, rein, lash, sword or balance. I found this Goddess to be not quite as well known but still yet she is a powerful Goddess in her time. Holding balance in the world as the greek Olympians would gods and Goddesses to bring peace to the earth, but at times I wonder if she might have over used her godly powers too! Its hard to know back in the days of the ancient Greeks.
I hope you Enjoy this new post on Nemesis Goddess my dear Friends and Followers!
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