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Nemesis (Invidia)

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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.

Basic Information




Invidia (that's my Roman name)
Whip Crackin' Mamma—I mean business
Adrasteia (this means "whom none can escape"—sweet, right?)
Rhamnusia (because they used to really love me in this Greek village called Rhamus)



Current city


Work & Education


Goddess of Justice and Revenge


Themis's Academy of Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Political views

Pro-Zeus (that guy never goes soft on crime)

Family & Friends (& Enemies)


Nobody can agree on who my parents were. It made for a very confusing childhood.

Zeus (Dad) + Mom unknown
or Oceanus (Dad) + Mom unknown
or Erebos (Dad) + Nyx (Mom)
or Nyx (Mom), all by herself


If Nyx was my Mom and only Mom: Erebos, Aether, Hemera, the Fates, Charon, Thanatos, Hypnos


(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)
Themis (the mother of all justice)
The Erinyes (they're a little extreme, but they get the job done.)


Tyche (she thinks she can just throw luck around all willy-nilly)
The Overly Proud
The Unduly Fortunate


Relationship status

Permanently single

Interested in



TV Shows

Judge Judy
The Closer


"Revenge is a dish best served cold."
– Proverb

"Luck is my middle name. Mind you, my first one is Bad."
– Terry Pratchett

"In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man."
– Friedrich Nietzsche

"Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve."
– Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails


Medea by Euripides
"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (Yeah, I really like Lisbeth, what can I say?)
The Princess Bride by William Goldman 
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Les liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
Amadeus by Peter Shaffer


Head Like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails (Absolute favorite.)
One Way or Another by Blondie (For when I'm flying off to punish someone.) 
Pistol Packin' Mamma by Al Dexter
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra
Smile by Lilly Allen (Love this song. I smile, too, when somebody gets what's coming to them.)
Goodbye Earl by the Dixie Chicks
Whip It by Devo (Great pump up music for when I'm about to crack down on somebody.)
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
The Mariners Revenge Song by the Decemberists
Bust Your Windows by Jazmine Sullivan


I kind of have an R-rated taste in movies. What can I say, I like violence.

Lady Vengeance
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Punisher
Kill Bill: Vol 1
Kill Bill: Vol 2 (Duh.)
The Princess Bride ("My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father… prepare to die." Love it!)
Star Trek: Nemesis
Miss Marple: Nemesis

Activities & Interests


Court TV
Judy Sheindlin
Black Cats
Lisbeth Salandar


Criminal Justice
Literature of Revenge


Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
Winged Wonders
Daughters of the Night
Judge Judy Fan Club

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