She was a personification of the resentment aroused in men by those who commited crimes with apparent impunity, or who had inordinate good fortune. Nemesis directed human affairs in such a way as to maintain equilibrium. Her name means she who distributes or deals out. Happiness and unhappiness were measured out by her, care being taken that happiness was not too frequent or too excessive.
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To save this word, you'll need to log in. The Greeks believed that Nemesis didn't always punish an offender immediately but might wait generations to avenge a crime. In English, nemesis originally referred to someone who brought a just retribution, but nowadays people are more likely to see animosity than justice in the actions of a nemesis. Examples of nemesis in a Sentence On just the kind of putt that had been a career-long nemesis , he kept his head perfectly still and knocked the ball squarely in the hole. Batman is the Joker's main nemesis and always foils his wicked plots.
In ancient Greek religion , Nemesis , [a] also called Rhamnousia or Rhamnusia "the goddess of Rhamnous " , is the goddess who enacts retribution against those who succumb to hubris arrogance before the gods. Divine retribution is a major theme in the Hellenic world view, providing the unifying theme of the tragedies of Sophocles and many other literary works. Nemesis appears in a still more concrete form in a fragment of the epic Cypria. She is implacable justice: that of Zeus in the Olympian scheme of things, although it is clear she existed prior to him, as her images look similar to several other goddesses, such as Cybele , Rhea , Demeter , and Artemis. As the "Goddess of Rhamnous", Nemesis was honored and placated in an archaic sanctuary in the isolated district of Rhamnous, in northeastern Attica. There she was a daughter of Oceanus , the primeval river-ocean that encircles the world. Pausanias noted her iconic statue there. It included a crown of stags and little Nikes and was made by Pheidias after the Battle of Marathon BC , crafted from a block of Parian marble brought by the overconfident Persians, who had intended to make a memorial stele after their expected victory. The poet Mesomedes wrote a hymn to Nemesis in the early second century AD, where he addressed her:.