Nemesis, Indignation and Justice….

The Greek Winged Goddess,Nemesis, became indignant when confronted with the evil deeds and undeserved good fortune among the population. Nemesis ruled that no one person should ever have too much good and she cursed those who were blessed with countless undeserved gifts. Nemesis was a Justice Goddess and her name suggests her being the distributor of fortune in proportion to what was rightfully deserved. Her personification  suggests the  resentment caused by any disturbance of this right proportion. She particularly disliked hubris in any form. In this print she wears the iconic V-mask , and is adorned with red roses as in the film V for Vendetta. Today the mask  is a powerful and well recognised  symbol of  protest against injustice and tyranny.

Nemesis - Goddess of Indignation and Justice

Nemesis – Goddess of Indignation and Justice

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Linda Hill
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1 Response to Nemesis, Indignation and Justice….

  1. suefjsuefj says:

    Always wondered about the origins/meaning of the word nemesis, another beautiful print. thank you. X

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