Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Nemesis, the Divine Spirit of Retributive Justice

the Greek god Nemesis

Nemesis was the power that was keeping a balance in the universe. She was applying divine justice upon mortals, remorselessly spreading despair to anyone who committed an act of “hubris” by offending the gods with severe crimes like arrogance and greed.

Nemesis was born out of Nyx, the goddess of the night. According to some myths, Nemesis was not a goddess but rather a moral sense closely associated to the Furies and the Titaness Themis. Nemesis' most significant sanctuary was at Rhamnous of Attica, a place of worship close to Marathon.