Nemesis does not mess around. This winged goddess of justice and revenge is in charge of keeping law and order, and she takes her job seriously—and we mean seriously. Her biggest pet peeve is hubris, which is basically when some silly mortal gets too big for his britches. That's when she steps in to dole out the punishment. Nemesis also flies in to crack her whip when a mortal has a lucky break they don't deserve. These lucky breaks are usually caused by the goddess of luck, Tyche, who Nemesis loves to whack with a club. Yeah, Nemesis can be kind of brutal sometimes, but if you're looking for a little justice, she's the goddess to have on your side.
Invidia (that's my Roman name)
Goddess of Justice and Revenge
Themis's Academy of Justice
Pro-Zeus (that guy never goes soft on crime)
Nobody can agree on who my parents were. It made for a very confusing childhood.
Zeus (Dad) + Mom unknown
(Maybe) Helen, Clytemnestra, Castor, and Pollux, who all hatched from the same egg—fathered by Zeus.
Dike (a goddess who understands justice with the best of us)
Tyche (she thinks she can just throw luck around all willy-nilly)
"Revenge is a dish best served cold."
Medea by Euripides
Head Like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails (Absolute favorite.)
I kind of have an R-rated taste in movies. What can I say, I like violence.
Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
Why does everyone always come around here looking for trouble? Trust us—you really don't want to run into Nemesis. And anyway, she only shows up when someone gets too full of themselves or when they have a stroke of dumb luck that they don't deserve. You'll definitely know her if you see her. She looks like a really stern angel or something: wings, dark, robes, a whip, that kind of thing. Again, consider yourself warned. Nemesis is a goddess you never want to meet.
Build: Toned—with wings
Hair Color: Black or brown
Facial Hair: We're pretty sure she waxes
Jewelry and accessories: Sometimes she has a crown with deer on it; steel reins; an apple branch; scales; a chariot drawn by gryphons… you never can tell what she'll show up with.
Clothing: Dark robes
Type of Weapon: Sword; whip
The Erinyes (Furies)
Wherever wrongs need righting
Dec 20, 2019
In Ovid's classic collection, Nemesis puts the smackdown on vain Narcissus and helps Athena get a little revenge on a lady named Aglauros.
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0180
Check it out. In this super old text, you can read a description of Nemesis's temple written by somebody who actually went there back in ancient times. Are we totally dorky, or is that cool?
Dec 20, 1969
The goddess of vengeance puts in an appearance in this unintentionally hilarious movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Hercules.
Dec 20, 1998
Dec 20, 1995 - Dec 20, 1999
The strongest hero of them all helps Nemesis save her son from Ares in this beefy TV series.
Dec 20, 1999
Man, Hercules gets around. Nemesis makes a cameo in this Disneyfied version of the adventures of Hercules.